Amy Lowell | Critical Essay by Glenn Richard Ruihley

This literature criticism consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis & critique of Amy Lowell.
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Critical Essay by Glenn Richard Ruihley

SOURCE: "John Keats and High Noon—Last Poems: 1922-1925," in The Thorn of a Rose: Amy Lowell Reconsidered, Archon Books, 1975, pp. 139-75

In the following excerpt, Ruihley analyzes Lowell's later poetry, describing developments of form, style, and theme.

In the years which immediately followed [Amy Lowell's] death, three new volumes were issued, What's O'clock, 1925, East Wind, 1926, and Ballads For Sale, 1927, all taken from her bulging folders of unpublished material. Though they varied a great deal in quality, each gave evidence of the new powers of expression which the poet had acquired in the last few years of her life.

The poems of East Wind were the first in order of time, the poet having worked on this manuscript as early as 1921. A collection of tales of rural New England life, the thirteen poems continue the vein of...

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