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As the critics do, Frost's "Wordsworthian plainness"). "—Robert Frost. Favorite colors: Vermilion, chartreuse, wine. Latest books read: A Midsummer Night s Dream, the poetry of Verlaine, Mallarmé, and Yeats, Henri Bergson's On Laughter. The easy (and eminently quotable) Stevens: I placed ajar in Tennessee, A n d round it was, upon a hill. It made the slovenly wilderness Surround that hill. A M E R I C A N S T U D I E S T h e wilderness rose up to it, And sprawled around, no longer wild. T h e jar was round upon the ground.

E. E. (EDWARD ESTLIN) C U M M I N G S (1894-1962) . . the Cambridge ladies do not care, above Cambridge if sometimes in its box of sky lavender and cornerless, the moon rattles like a fragment of angry candy from "[the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls]" Innovative in a small and subversive way . . the one who used capital letters, punctuation, and conventional typography only when he felt like it, which helped him convince a considerable readership that what they were getting was wisdom .

Charged with the poetic mission ("I speak the password primeval"), he raised all the issues that modern poetry is about: experimentation with language and form; revelation of self; the assumption that the poet, the reader, and the idea are all in the same room together and that a poem could make something happen. Hyperventilated a lot, but people on the side of freedom and variety are like that. " Reticent and softspoken where Whitman is aggressive and amped. " Gets you to see how infinity can mean infinitely small as well as infinitely big.

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