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In both, the first four lines capture human confusion and sorrow. The last three locate the spiritual essence that provides consolation. Those who read this poem as expressive of Bradstreet's unreconciled anger at God argue that the ...
Farming, then, becomes a process of balancing the aggressive forces of nature in ways useful to human beings. The Farmer resists his inclination to kill kingbirds until "they increased too much." Then, observing a combat between a ...
"Slavery," he opines, "cannot be as repugnant to human nature as we at first imagine because it has been practised in all ages and in all nations. " He proceeds to an emotional condemnation of all of human history.
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American writers: a collection of literary biographiesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This supplement, the latest addition to the well-known "American Writers'' series, includes 29 authors. All except Frederick Douglass, the 19th-century orator and writer, are 20th-century poets ... Read full review