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Biographical Poetry: Frank Marshall Davis

June 20, 2011

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“Giles Johnson, Ph.D.” is a poem written by Frank Marshall Davis. It is a poetic biography that gives the reader a unique insight to the world of Giles Johnson, while evoking critical thinking. The introspection this piece promotes is remarkable. It makes me feel somewhat self-conscious and forces me to reevaluate some of my academic […]

The Essential Red Wheelbarrow

June 6, 2011

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I have been pondering and toying with the idea of playing with some more William Carlos Williams. “Red Wheelbarrow” has been on my mind a lot lately. It is such a simple concept but it is loaded with so much literary nutrition. The imagery, the use of enjambment, and the tone…. There is so much […]

Salty or Sweet?

May 23, 2011

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In one of my undergraduate creative writing classes, we discussed William Carlos Williams’ poem “This is Just to Say.” Here it is: This is Just to Say I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold […]