The Magic of Simplicity: Edwin Arlington Robinson Research Paper

The Magic of Simplicity: Edwin Arlington Robinson
A biography of the life and works of Edwin Arlington Robinson.
# 69054 | 2,455 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Sep 27, 2006 in Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)

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This paper looks at the life of the poet E.A. Robinson whose works are highly autobiographical and which can be considered short and perfunctory. The simplicity and profound emotional experience of his poetry is discussed throughout this paper using examples from poems such as as "Richard Cory", "Miniver Cheevey", "The House On The Hill" and "The Mill".

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""The House On The Hill" isn't as well-known as "Richard Cory" or "Miniver Cheevey" and lacks their irony and snappy composition, but it is written as concisely and brilliantly as both poems. It's message is emphasized because despite its brevity, the poem uses repetition of the two main lines in every stanza. He's sending the reader a message about as subtle as smacking face first into a steel flagpole. This is done methodically, however, and although the poem is an emotional one, it lacks the fire and vigor of a piece written on a whim. Instead of sharp sorrow or anger, long thought out resignation and despair are the fuel for "The House On The Hill"."

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