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581 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, Morton praises Francis's “Valhalla” as a narrative poem on the timeless theme of “a family seeking its heaven on earth.” He comments that, i... Read more
460 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, Troubetzkoy offers a mixed assessment of The Sound I Listened For, and compares Francis to Henry David Thoreau, Robert Frost, and Emily Dickinson. Robert Francis writes lyrics... Read more
273 words, approx. 1 pages
In the following review, Booth offers a favorable assessment of The Orb Weaver, comparing Francis to Emily Dickinson. Robert Francis is clearly “The Orb Weaver” of his own poems, thick a... Read more
411 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following excerpt, Lindeman offers a favorable review of Francis's The Orb Weaver, comparing the poet to Robert Frost. The Orb Weaver is Robert Francis's fifth book of poems. The ... Read more
265 words, approx. 1 pages
In the following review, Allen provides a favorable assessment of Francis's Come Out into the Sun, expressing the opinion that Francis deserves a wider audience for his poetry. Another New Engl... Read more
401 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, Howes offers a favorable assessment of Like Ghosts of Eagles, particularly praising Francis's poems of nature. The verse of Robert Francis is like a small, sun-warmed s... Read more
410 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, Ramsey offers a favorable assessment of Francis's Collected Poems, pointing to the many good and “extremely good” poems in the collection. Robert Francis&... Read more
2,529 words, approx. 9 pages
In the following excerpt, Hall compares the praise and recognition heaped upon the poet Robert Lowell with the undeserved neglect of Francis by literary critics. Hall offers a favorable assessment of ... Read more
3,633 words, approx. 13 pages
In the following essay, Nelson provides an overview of the central themes and stylistic elements of Francis's poetry. I September, 1976, marked the publication of the Collected Poems of an Amer... Read more
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In the following essay, Turner examines Francis's “Silent Poem,” not for his “craftmanship”—which has been thoroughly explored by other critics—but for... Read more
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In the following essay, Walker discusses “Remind Me of Apples” as an example of Francis's skills as a poet. Gi; “remind Me of Apples” =~ S“remind Me of Apples... Read more
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In the following essay, Wallace discusses the poem “Excellence” as an example of the formal elements of Francis's poetry which make his works “magical.” Gi; “... Read more
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In the following essay, Wilbur discusses Francis's poem “Sheep” in terms of its simple formal elements, as well as its more profound implications. Gi; “sheep” =~ S&#... Read more
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In the following essay, Young discusses Francis's poem “Bluejay” in terms of its formal and thematic elements. Gi; “bluejay” =~ S“bluejay” So bandit-ey... Read more
700 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Gillmann provides a favorable assessment of Francis's collection Late Fire, Late Snow. Before opening this new volume of poems by a man who many believe was one of Amer... Read more
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In the following essay, Stambuk discusses the influence of Robert Frost on Francis, and compares the works of the two poets. In Robert Francis's reminiscence of Robert Frost, A Time to Talk, th... Read more