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American Literature 14

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Childe Hassam
Improvisation
George Santayana-Spanish born
What Riches Have You?-Faith and Hope in God, are more precious than earthly wealth.
Spoon River Anthology
The Hill-former inhabitants of Spoon River. The Spoon River Anthology is made up of 244 poetic monologues.
Lucinda Matlock
"Life is too strong for you-- It takes Life to love Life."
James Weldon Johnson
He became the first black person to be admitted to the Florida bar since reconstruction days.
Go Down Death, A Funeral Sermon(James Weldon Johnson)
This story was written about Sister Caroline. Christians shouldnt greave over death for it because we know where we are going after death."Weep not--weep not, She is not dead; She's resting in the bosom of Jesus."
The Creation(James Weldon Johnson)
God created man because he was lonely.
Paul Laurence Dunbar
He was probably first poet to use Black dialect in poems and novels.
We Wear the Mask(Paul Laurence Dunbar)
You can hide your problems from the world but not God.
Hymn(Paul Laurence Dunbar)
God's presence keeps us safe from storms, battles, and sinful cares.
When All Is Done(Paul Laurence Dunbar)
Death is the new beginning.
John McCrae
a Canadian chap.
In Flanders Field(John McCrae)
Take up the fight where others have fallen.
The Road Not Taken(Robert Frost)
The direction you choose in life is important. "I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference."
The Pasture(Robert Frost)
"I shan't be gone long.-- You come too."
Robert Frost
considered many to be the outstanding american poet of the twentieth century. He explores the natural scenes of New England. to express the universal themes of love, beauty, work, and death, and he employs symbols to give philosophical meanings to his works.
Flower Gathering(Robert Frost)
They are yours, and be the measure Of their worth for you to treasure, The measure of the little while That I've been long away.
Williard Leroy Metcalf
A Family of Birches
Fog(Carl Sandburg)
metaphor of fog used as a cat.
Chicago(Carl Sandburg)
Big Midwestern city. "Hog Butcher for the world" " City of the Big Shoulders."
Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight(Vachel Lindsay)
can't sleep.
General William Booth Enters Into Heaven(Vachel Lindsay)
This poemm about the death of William Booth, the great English founder of the Salvation Army, should be read aloud.
The Long Hill(Sara Teasdale)
If life is represented by a hill, what would the crest represent? for what do the brambles stand? Care and Distractions of Life.
The Coin(Sara Teasdale)
Teasdale suggests that the memory of a lovely thing is more valuable than money.
Velvet Shoes(Elinor Wylie)
its about snow.
Elinor Wylie
delicate and technically superb poetry was influenced by sixteenth and seventeenth century english poets.
Let No Charitable Hope(Elinor Wylie)
" Of eagle and of antelope."
Joyce Kilmer
"Trees probably the most quotted American poem".
Poetry(Marianne Moore)
Read the best poetry and you will understand it.
Silence(Marianne Moore)
"My father used to say,'Superior people never make long visits."
Theodore Robinson
Stepping Stones
I Have a Rendezvous With Death(Alan Seeger)
"I have a Rendezvous with Death At some disputed barricade."
Alan Seeger
born in New York City, wrote one of the most memorable, poems of World War I, "I Have a Rendezvous with Death."
Childe Hassam
Allies Day, Fifth Avenue, May 1917
Thursday(Edna St. Vincent Millay)
Love for youth
First Fig(Ednga St. Vincent Millay)
quality is more important than length.
Lament(Edna St. Vincent Millay)
Life must go on "Life must go on; I forget just why"
Renascence(Edna St. Vincent Millay)
Renascence is a rebirth. this story is about an emotional experience that shows God's nature.
Second Fig
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Ashes of Life(Edna St. Vincent Millay)
"Love has gone and left me"
On Hearing a Symphony of Beethoven(Edna St. Vincent Millay)
Music is her defense against the world.
Anyone lived in a Pretty How Town(E.E. Cummings)
Represents the life cycle of the typical man who marries, has children, dies, is buried, and goes into eternity. "Anyone lived in a pretty how town (with up so floating many bells down)"
When Serpents Bargain for the Right to Squirm(E.E. Cummings)
Man is an "Incredible unanimal"?
E.E Cummings
using lowercase letters in place of capitals and arranging the lines of his poetry in unusual ways.
April Rain Song(Langston Hughes)
He loves rain
Robert Reid
The White Parasol
The Termite
Ogden Nash
The Rhinoceros
Ogden Nash
The Kitten
Ogden Nash
The Purist(Ogden Nash)
about a crocodile, which ate the professors wife.
Ogden Nash
America's most popular writer of light verse.
Yet Do I Marvel(Countee Cullen)
Wonders at God's creation