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Born in 20th century Kansas
Gwendolyn Brooks
Born in 19th century Great Britain
John Keats
Born in 18th century Massachusetts
Emily Dickinson
Born in 19th century Massachusetts
Edgar Allan Poe
Born in 19th century Worchester, England
A.E. Housman
Born in early 20th century America
e. e. cummings
Born in 20th Century America
Sylvia Plath
African-American poet
Gwendolyn Brooks
Often wrote about racism
Gwendolyn Brooks
First African-American author to win the Pulitzer Prize
Gwendolyn Brooks
First American to receive the Society for Literature Award
Gwendolyn Brooks
First African-American woman to be a poetry consultant for the Library of Congress
Gwendolyn Brooks
Moved to Chicago early in her life
Gwendolyn Brooks
Went to various types of schools such as all white, all black, and mixed
Gwendolyn Brooks
Used:
end rhyme
repetition
simple words
cataloguing
matter-of-fact tone
Gwendolyn Brooks
Wrote:
lyrics
about lower class people
Gwendolyn Brooks
Not a popular poet during their lifetime
John Keats
Used:
iambic pentameter
personification
allusions, metaphors, symbols
cataloguing
John Keats
Loved nature
John Keats
Hermit, preferred to stay at home
Emily Dickinson
Wrote hundreds of poems but only published a few
Emily Dickinson
Wrote:
in iambic pentameter
3 or 4 stanzas w/ 3 or 4 feet
personifies with a male voice
wrote about past experiences
Emily Dickinson
Doesn't title poems
Accepting/ calm
Emily Dickinson
Had a short life
Edgar Allan Poe
lost many people throughout their childhood
Edgar Allan Poe
nobody is sure how this person died
Edgar Allan Poe
very mysterious and dark tone
Edgar Allan Poe
Used:
parallelism
refrain
repetition for emphasis
internal rhymes
Edgar Allan Poe
Had to take position of head of the household when their mother died
A.E. Housman
Most likely homosexual and had to hide it
A.E. Housman
Used:
iambic tetrameter
hyperboles, personification, end rhyme
anxious tone
modern attitude
A.E. Housman
Did not title their poems
anxious tone
A.E. Housman
Born into a wealthy and well-known family
e. e. cummings
their father was a professor
they had a nice life
e. e. cummings
free verse poet- no rhyme and no meter
e. e. cummings
used:
free verse
cataloguing
personification
e. e. cummings
had no structure but made structure through parallelism
e. e. cummings
wrote a lot about love
e. e. cummings
depressed through their whole entire life
Sylvia Plath
first poet to win Pulitzer Prize after death
Sylvia Plath
Didn't experience a lot of love
Sylvia Plath
confessional poet, wrote about the dark things they knew
Sylvia Plath
Wrote in free verse about their family
Sylvia Plath
Used a dark tone, grim and sadness were ever present, used many similes
Sylvia Plath
What century was Gwendolyn Brooks born in?
20th
What century was John Keats born in?
19th
What century was Emily Dickinson born in?
19th
What century was Edgar Allan Poe born in?
19th
What century was A.E. Housman born in?
19th
What century was e. e. cummings born in?
20th
What century was Sylvia Plath born in?
20th
John Keats meter?
iambic pentameter
Emily Dickinson's meter?
iambic meter
A.E. Housman's meter?
Iambic tetrameter
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