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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 10 0 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 4 0 Browse Search
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l lyric is to Poe the only true type of poetry; a long poem does not exist. Readers who respond more readily to auditory than to visual or motor stimulus are therefore Poe's chosen audience. For them he executes, like Paganini, marvels upon his single string. He has easily recognizable devices: the dominant note, the refrain, the repetend, that is to say the phrase which echoes, with some variation, a phrase or line already used. In such poems as To Helen, Israfel, the haunted Palace, Annabel Lee, the theme, the tone, the melody all weave their magic spell; it is like listening to a lute-player in a dream. That the device often turns into a trick is equally true. In The Bells and The Raven we detect the prestidigitator. It is jugglery, though such juggling as only a master-musician can perform. In Ulalume and other show-pieces the wires get crossed and the charm snaps, scattering tinsel fragments of nonsense verse. Such are the dangers of the technical temperament unenriche
25-42; journalism, 60-62; education, 62-63; science, 63-64; bibliography of the literature, 269-270 American colonists, predominantly English, 12-25; motives for emigration, 16; moulded by pioneer life, 17-23; in 1760, 59-60 American idea, 206-207 American life since the Civil War, 234 et seq. American literature, the term, 6 American Mercury, 61 American scholar, the, Emerson 123 Ames, Fisher, 88 Among my books, Lowell 170 Andrew Rykman's Prayer, Whittier 161 Annabel Lee, Poe 192 Anthologies, American, 269 Arsenal at Springfield, the, Longfellow 156 Assignation, the, Poe 193 Astoria, Irving 91 Atala, Chateaubriand 96 Atlantic monthly, 161, 167, 170, 250, 257 Autobiography, Franklin 58-59 Autocrat of the Breakfast table, the, Holmes 164, 167 Bacchus, Emerson 129 Ballad of the French Fleet, a, Longfellow 155 Bancroft, George, 89,176, 177-78 Barefoot boy, the, Whittier 158 Bartol, C. A., 115 Battle Hymn of the Republic, Howe