Category Archives: American poets

Connect a Specific Line from Whitman’s Poetry to a Specific Scene in This PBS Documentary

The technology staff in the Crowsnest is still trying to find out why PBS took the great episode of Whitman off of their American Experience website! We found another great asset on YouTube sharing this on their channel. So, we … Continue reading

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A Short Trip Across the Pond for Robert Frost

From 1912-1915, Robert Frost picked up his family and life in New England and moved to England in order to learn about and perfect his poetry. It was a sort of mental escape for him where he could get a … Continue reading

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Ezra Pound’s Stay at a Psych Ward

Pound was first captured by American forces in Italy in 1945 for anti-American and pro-fascist speeches over Rome Radio. He was held there for six months, before being sent back to the United States to be put on trial. Pound … Continue reading

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Langston Hughes

Despite the common knowledge that Langston Hughes was an African American poet who wrote about the American Dream, many people do not know background of his life. His mother and father separated after he was born, which caused his mother … Continue reading

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Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath is regarded as one of the most famous poets of American literature as she employs many poetic techniques that display her vision and meaning behind each poem. However, in addition to Plath’s poems, I found her personal life … Continue reading

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Through the Eyes of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou is a writer who has impacted the lives and mindsets of many people. Though some believe her raw literature surrounding rape culture, sexism, and racism is controversial, these topics are important to her and are things that she … Continue reading

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Adrienne Rich: An Advocate

Adrienne Rich has been nationally recognized for her outstanding poetry, but she does not feel that she should receive such honors. In 1997, Rich refused to accept the National Medal for the Arts, which was granted to her by the … Continue reading

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Robert Frost and Importance of Nature

Robert Frost’s Wikipedia page mostly focuses on biographical information about events in his life. While this information is very important because of how it contributes to his works, the page fails to include much about the themes of his poetry … Continue reading

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Maya Angelou: Wikipedia Proposal

Structural Edits Move poetry section to under the Works subheader, creating an autobiography and a poetry section Change name of subheader “Style and genre in autobiographies” to “Literary and Poetic Style” Content Edits Add list of her poetry collection under … Continue reading

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Religion and Langston Hughes Wikipedia

Religion (New Section): Religion is an important aspect represented in Langston Hughes work, but for a large part is mainly forgotten or ignored due to the fact that most people focus on his political and racial views. In the 1920s … Continue reading

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