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author of "Leaves of Grass"

Walt Whitman

number of times "Leaves of Grass" was published and by whom

9; Walt Whitman

known for use of cadence, free verse, and cataloging

Walt Whitman

cataloging

listing of different thoughts (things, people, or events)

cadence

natural rhythmic rise and fall of a language

wrote over 1700 poems

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson's main source of inspiration

inability to marry several men she loved

became a complete recluse, isolated from society

Emily Dickinson

did not push for publication of her works, but her family later did after her death

Emily Dickinson

public about publishing his poetry and wanted to share it with the world

Walt Whitman

editors modified her poems, but Johnson returned them to their original form

Emily Dickinson

didn't become famous until after her death

Emily Dickinson

poems were sewn into little booklets

Emily Dickinson

asked family to burn poetry after her death (not what happened)

Emily Dickinson

wore white to likely symbolize "the bride she would never become"

Emily Dickinson

very short, concise, and frequently used dashes

Emily Dickinson

the "New England Poet"

Robert Frost

after he came back from WWI, people wanted to publish his poems

Robert Frost

known for realism, iambic pentameter, narrative dialogue, dramatic monologue

Robert Frost

won Congressional medal and 4 Pulitzer Prizes

Robert Frost

recited his poem "The Gift Outright" at JFK's inauguration

Robert Frost

known for narrative voice, ironic view of human behavior

Edwin Arlington Robinson

bends strictly counted line to accomodate ease

Edwin Arlington Robinson

dedicated "The Town Down the River" to Roosevelt after the former president gave him a position at NY Custom House

Edwin Arlington Robinson

won 3 Pulitzer Prizes

Edwin Arlington Robinson

won Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948

T.S. Eliot

inspiration from Symbolists

T.S. Eliot

wrote complex poetry intended to recreate the senses

T.S. Eliot

author of "The Wasteland"

T.S. Eliot

wrote "Spoon River Anthology"

Edgar Lee Masters

"Spoon River Anthology" contained writings from what kinds of objects?

epitaphs

epitaphs in "Spoon River Anthology" showed what?

hidden underside of American life

poet that fought in the Spanish-American war

Carl Sandburg

known for colloquialism

Carl Sandburg

colloquialism

dialect that is specific to a certain region

arrested for espionage/treason

E.E. Cummings

disregards punctuation, capitalization of words, and spaces; frequently uses parentheses

E.E. Cummings

attempted suicide after her husband left her; later died by committing suicide

Sylvia Plath

father's death, suicidal attempt, and Crowe Randsom's classicism were inspirations for her poetry

Sylvia Plath

received fiction prize from Madamoiselle Magazine

Sylvia Plath

inspired by her travels and souvenirs

Elizabeth Bishop

author of "The Fish"

Elizabeth Bishop

worked part-time as a fashion model

Anne Sexton

influenced by W.D. Shodgrass

Anne Sexton

poems often included dramatic monologue telling of women in crisis movements

Anne Sexton

won Witter Bynnre Poetry Prize and collection Gold Medal from Harman Foundation

Countee Cullen

adopted

Countee Cullen

unable to make a living during the Great Depression

Countee Cullen

famous for his jazz rhythms, blues structures

Langston Hughes

free verse describing humanity

Langston Hughes

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