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Sarton
American Poet.
Easter, 1968.
Shakespeare
Elizabethan era.
Addresses half is sonnets to a young man and the other half to a dark lady.
Critics question his sexuality and if he wrote all these works.
Donne
Jacobean era.
Chief secretary to Sir Thomas Egerton.
Secretly wed Egerton's niece, Anne More.
Became Anglican priest and was appointed Royal Chaplain.
Milton
Jacobean era.
went completely blind by age 44 from Glaucoma.
used classical (ancient Greek and Roman) references as being from the Renaissance Era, also uses Christian themes from the Reformation Era.
Blake
Romantic era.
Poet, painter, engraver.
Posthumous poet.
Heavily influenced by Milton.
Illustrated many of his poems.
Wrote about innocence versus experience.
Wordsworth
Romantic era.
Felt lonely/isolated as a child, much of his poetry focused on his solitude.
Believed in Pantheism.
With Coleridge, wrote Lyrical Ballads which is the foundation of the Romantic Era in poetry.
Coleridge
Romantic era.
Opium addiction.
Lived in the Lake District close to Wordsworth.
Worked on poetry with Wordsworth.
Shelley
Victorian era.
Ozymandias.
Ode to the West Wind.
Keats
Romantic era.
Only wrote poetry the last few years of his life.
His letters are as well known as his poetry.
Died from TB.
Gravestone didn't say name, said "here lies one whose name was writ in water."
Tennyson
Victorian era.
Total mastery of sound and rhymes of English language.
Nostalgic tones.
First to use dramatic monologue.
Browning
Victorian era.
Use of dramatic monologue.
Arnold
Victorian era.
Dover Beach.
Hardy
Victorian era.
Hap.
Darkling Thrush.
Hopkins
Victorian era.
Jesuit priest.
Saw God in all things.
Used sprung rhythm.
Yeats
Victorian era.
Sailing to Byzantium.
Auden
Modern era.
Musee de Beaux Arts.
Thomas
Modern era.
Fern Hill.
Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night.
Bradstreet
Early American Poetry.
Upon the Burning of my House.
Emerson
Early American Poetry.
Use of transcendentalism.
Longfellow
Early American Poetry.
Cross in Snow.
Whitman
Early American Poetry.
Use of transcendentalism.
Contributed greatly to free verse.
Often called the poet of democracy/father of American poetry.
His poems celebrate American values of democracy, equality, and individualism.
Dickinson
Early American Poetry.
Troubled by idea of death at a young age/many family members died.
Felt excluded from her family's strict Calvinist practices.
Believed in God's presence in the beauty of nature rather than in established religion.
Became physically isolated from the community, remained socially active through poetry and letters.
Saw death as a friend.
Controversy over sexuality.
Use of conscious corpse.
Frost
American Poet.
Born in San Francisco.
Teacher, cobbler, and editor of the Sentinel.
Mental illness ran in the family.
Recited a poem at JFK's inauguration.
Gravestone said "I had a lover's quarrel with the world."
Sandburg
American Poet.
Known as "people's poet."
Served in the Spanish American War, used veteran status to receive free education.
Member of "Poor Writers" club.
Socialist.
Was a hobo for a short time.
Labor organizer and journalist, on Hoover's FBI watch list.
Millay
American Poet.
Spring.
Jeffers
American Poet.
Hurt Hawks.
Birds & Fishes.
Eliot
American Poet.
Discovered by Ezra Pound.
Spent much of his life in England.
1st marriage was to a woman who was mentally insane.
Had to overcome physical challenges and limitations as a child (congenital double hernia).
This caused him to be isolated and unsocial.
Fought over by Americans and English.
Cummings
American Poet.
American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright.
One of the most popular poets in the 20th century.
Experimented with typography and compound words.
Hughes
American Poet.
Based his poems on the Harlem Renaissance.
Championed civil rights.
American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist.
Integrated Blues music into poetry.
Accused of being Communist.
Ginsberg
American Poet.
Supermarket in California.
Piercy
American Poet.
Barbie Doll.
Plath
American Poet.
Lived in constant fear that people would find out that she was depressed.
Her father was German, but she wasn't positive about his specific origins.
Was an English teacher for 1 year, then receptionist in psychiatric unit of MA General Hospital.
Wrote confessional poetry.
Attempted suicide 3 times throughout her life.
Married a man like her father (Ted Hughes) but got divorced.
Final attempt at suicide was successful, put head in oven and died from carbon monoxide.
Olds
American Poet.
Victims.
Elder Sister.
Komunyakaa
American Poet.
Facing It.