Early American Poetry: Selections from Bradstreet, Taylor, Dwight, Freneau, and Bryant
Jane Donahue Eberwein, Anne Bradstreet
University of Wisconsin Press, 1978 - Poetry - 383 pages
Here is the first major-figure anthology of American poetry of the colonial and early national periods, an indispensable volume for both students and scholars of American literature and civilization.
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To these institutions he credited the general level of competence among American citizens and the relatively classless society they had achieved . In his poetry Dwight honored these social forces and the qualities of character they ...
Dwight's abandonment of poetry , like that of most other Connecticut Wits ( Barlow excepted ) , reflects the limitations of American culture in his time as well as his own changing interests . A growing country , faced with the crises ...
His reputation grew dramatically in 1817 , when the North American Review published an early version of “ Thanatopsis , ” which his father copied from the manuscript he found in his desk and carried to Boston to submit to the editors .
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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