Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

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  • My Grandmother's Plot In The Family Cemetery Poem Analysis

    Claudia Emerson was a southern girl from Virginia. While in Virginia, she ran a used book store in Danville(Langer).She always had an interest in writing, but didn’t become inspired to write until she read books by Rainer Maria Rilke and May Sarton. The bookstore is where she spent some of her time writing. Later, she perfected her writing by attending the University of Virginia, where she eventually graduated with a bachelor 's degree in English. She later died from colon cancer. In the poem,…

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  • Louise Glück Poetry Analysis

    Over the years, poetry has consistently been used as a writing medium for artistically expressing emotions and thoughts. While the classic poets, such as Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson are well known and admired, there are many underrated current poets that are equally talented. One of the most skillful contemporary poets is Louise Glück, who took full advantage of her creative abilities and wrote eleven books of poetry throughout her career. Her poetry invokes strong emotions, and although it…

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  • The Poetry Of Robert Frost, My Butterfly: An Elegy

    Sophia Eddy Ms.Austin English 10c 12 March 2015 Robert Frost The poetry of Robert Frost, which was influenced by personal background and by the Romantic literary period, has contributed to the American literary heritage greatly. Robert Frost was born on March 26,1874 in San Francisco, California. His parents were Isabel Moodie and William Prescott Frost. His father was an alcoholic and died of tuberculosis when…

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  • Similarities Between Arthur Miller And Edgar Allan Poe

    Arthur Miller and Edgar Allan Poe Considered one of the greatest American playwrights of the 20th century is Arthur Miller. His best known plays include 'All My Sons,' 'A View from the Bridge,' 'The Crucible' and the Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Death of a Salesman.' Arthur Miller was born in Harlem, New York on October 17, 1915 to an immigrant family of Polish and Jewish descent. His father, Isidore, owned a successful coat manufacturing business, and his mother, Augusta, to whom he was closer, was…

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  • William Faulkner's Influence On Society

    William Faulkner was an abnormal man, from an abnormal family, had an abnormal life and wrote abnormal stories. Many of these stories seem to have been greatly influenced by Faulkner 's life and way of thinking. He liked to catch people off guard and give them sum what of a puzzle to ponder for a wile and maybe even find their own meaning in what he wrote, giving his characters more meaning to him than most people may ever realize. William Faulkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi in 1897.…

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  • Analysis Of As I Lay Dying By William Faulkner

    The novel As I Lay Dying is known all around the world to be a Nobel prize book due tothe novelist William Faulkner. Not only is As I lay dying considered a Noble prize bookwhereas, the novel became known in the banned books awareness for the overuse of God’sname, profanity, and abortion which seemed offensive and obscene to people. As ironic as it is,none of the board members had read the book.The Author of As I lay Dying William Faulkner, was born in New Albany, Mississippion September 25th in…

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  • Robert Frost's Out, Out

    Out of This World. . . Forever Blood, gore, and death are not common occurrences in your everyday poems. The dominant narrative of poetry is centered on its more romantic aspects. As a prime example that not everything is sugar, spice, and everything nice, Robert Frost’s poem “Out, Out” provides us with the grim—yet refreshing—truth and reality faced by many children in the early 20th century—child labor. One of poetry’s most celebrated writers, Robert Frost was the epitome of eloquence. Frost…

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  • Toni Morrison's Literary Renaissance: The Black Women's Literary Renaissance

    African American literature has been sustained by the work of Black women. Their works have center the Black community and the era they were in. From Phyllis Wheatley in the slavery and freedom era to Lorraine Hansberry during the Civil Rights Movement, Black women have a significant role in the literature of the time. As the United States transitioned into the 1970s, a new wave African American literature was born: the Black Women’s Literary Renaissance. Wanting to alter the depictions of Black…

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  • Maya Angelou's Achievements

    The Life and Achievements of Maya Angelou Maya Angelou became and died a phenomenal author because of her esoteric depictions of life through the themes of race and her distaste for the social class system. Angelou was born on April 4th, 1928 in St. Louis as Marguerite Annie Johnson (Williamson). Following her parents’ divorce, Angelou and her brother Bailey were sent to live with their deeply religious grandmother Annie Johnson. Bailey gave Marguerite the nickname Maya at a young age. During…

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  • Anne Sexton Research Paper

    was unafraid of expressing the true realities of life through the medium of her poetry. As a young woman of the 50s, 60s and 70s, Anne was inspired by poets such as Sylvia Plath and Robert Lowell. The 50s and 60s were a time of oppression and sexism towards women, and Anne’s writing often challenged that of the social norms of her era. She was bold enough to incorporate topics such as abortion and addiction into her poetry; topics which were typically looked down upon. Anne Sexton rose from a…

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