Encyclopedia of American Poetry

Encyclopedia of American Poetry

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The Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century contains over 400 entries that treat a broad range of individual poets and poems, along with many articles devoted to topics, schools, or periods of American verse in the century. Entries fall into three main categories: poet entries, which provide biographical and cultural contexts for the author's career; entries on individual works, which offer closer explication of the most resonant poems in the 20th-century canon; and topical entries, which offer analyses of a given period of literary production, school, thematically constructed category, or other verse tradition that historically has been in dialogue with the poetry of the United States.Their main purpose was that of controlling the shape of national languages and literatures through the regulated ... However, Phi Beta Kappa was originally more of a fraternal secret society than an honors society in the modern sense, and it ... or as prestigious as essay contests), and prizes in elocution, such as the Boylston Prize at Harvard, founded in 1817, and ... Unfortunately, apart from this one spectacular example, almost nothing of the early history of Americaa#39;s extracurricularanbsp;...

Title:Encyclopedia of American Poetry
Author:Eric L. Haralson
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-01-21


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