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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He wrote no confessional verse nor personal lyric in the style of Bradstreet and Taylor , nor did he write prayers except for a graduation hymn and his revision of Watts's Psalms . Rather , he attempted to compose in the grandest ...
His verses also show familiarity with Shakespeare and Milton , as one would expect , and with the most popular ... In poetic modes he emphasized the typical eighteenth - century epics , mock - epics , satires , and verse essays ...
He tried odes , hymns , ballads , and sonnets as well as the heroic couplets of his earlier poems , but his characteristic form was a sonorous blank verse notable for its run - on lines and long , rounded vowel tones .
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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