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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she knew she could use the poetic conventions of her metaphysical literary era successfully and with imagination . That she so often chose clarity over complexity and simplicity over sophistication tells us much about the Puritan's ...
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 ...
Freneau found more inspiration in Greek and Roman poetry , especially Horace . He translated classical poems , imitated them , alluded to them , and often introduced his poems with classical epigraphs . His verses also show familiarity ...
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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