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ENG250Y1 - Robert Frost, Carlo Sandburg, William Carlos Williams - Postmodernist Poets.docx

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Department
English
Course
ENG250Y1
Professor
Tony Fong
Semester
Winter

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ENG250Y1LECTURE NOTESR Frost C SandburgWC Williams Postmodernist PoetsMonday January 20 2014610 PMJanuary 20 2014 Robert Frost IntroductionDisavowed his American roots saw himself more as a European Not a simple farmer poet but that is not the caseThere are moments of ambiguity and darkness that elude the readerLost his father at a young agePoems are mediations on life and death where is the agency of the individualHis wife and mother died early due to cancerMoved to London to become recognized as a poetTheme was unhappiness Content with the old fashion way of being newSubtle satirical humour to itThe Road Not TakenHis vision not being able to see into the distanceAbout the distinction between vision and foresight although you cant see you can still foresee itRefuses to acknowledge whats before himyellow could mean cowardice could be a racial referencemetaphor of racial mixing to his indecisiveness
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