J. D. Mcclatchy Writing Styles in The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry

J. D. Mcclatchy
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Point of View

Since this is a book of poems by many different poets, there is no specific author. The person responsible for the organization of this collection wrote the introduction to explain why these works of poetry are significant, as well as the importance of American poetry as a whole. The editor of this book is presumably also responsible for writing the introduction for each author. The writing of these short passages about each poet are from the perspective of a narrator who is quite objective, listing important events in the poet's life, quotes by or about the poet, and important details about his or her poetry. Although the descriptions of the poetry could be considered somewhat subjective, it does not seem that the view of the poet's is purely the editor's. It is clear that the editor used a variety of sources supporting all information found in...

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