paul lewis â Boston College provocations Waiting to Be Found The Citizen Poets of Philadelphia and New York Disparaging poetry written in the American colonies and then in the early national period is a venerable tradition that can be traced back at least to Benjamin Franklinâs seventh Silence Dogood essay. In it Franklin seems to praise âAn Elegy upon the Much Lamented Death of Mrs. Mehitebell Kitel.â Described as â[e]xtraordinaryâ and âmoving,â it turns out, when quoted, to be extraordinarily risible: âCome let us mourn, for we have lost a Wife, a Daughter, and a Sister, / Who has lately taken Flight, and greatly we have mist herâ (1). The challenges of distinguishing native from imported poems in early national magazines, a post-Â omantic bias against anonyR mous writing, and a formalist aesthetic sensibility have long led literary historians to offer negative assessments of poetry published in the United States before 1830. Lyon N. Richardson insisted that the first volume of the Massachusetts Magazine, in 1789, featured âoriginal poetryâ by âpersons . . . lacking creative power and the higher associative qualities of the mindâ (360). Frank Luther Mott emphasized the preference among late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-Âcentury
Early American Literature – University of North Carolina Press
Published: Oct 31, 2017
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