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Modern Poetry - Lecture 2

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Lecture 2 - Robert Frost

The poetry and life of Robert Frost are characterized in opposition to the works of nineteenth-century poets and Modernists Eliot and Pound. Frost's poetic project, how he positions himself among his contemporaries, his poetics of work, and his concept of "the sound of sense" are discussed. The poems "Mowing" and "'Out, Out--'" are interpreted, and the tensions between vernacular language and poetic form that they showcase are explored.

Prof. Langdon Hammer
Modern Poetry, Spring 2007
(Yale University: Open Yale)
Date accessed: 2009-11-08
License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Lecture Material

Supplementary lecture material is listed below.

1. Handout 2: Robert Frost (pdf)
2. Section Activity: Robert Frost (pdf)



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