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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Although the curriculum included no literary study as such and certainly no British literature , Dwight apparently read contemporary English poetry in the college library and shared his pleasure with John Trumbull .
Influences on Dwight's literary practice show the same Calvinist - neoclassical fusion . His strongest literary influence was , of course , the Bible , followed by Milton . But at Yale he and Trumbull had discovered eighteenth - century ...
... to a scientific world order , and as an example of the artist searching out a place in the new American republic , he deserves the attention of modern readers and retains a significant , if minor , place in our literary heritage .
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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