The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Historical Criticism

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Writing is often influenced by current events. Take a look at the time period during which Robinson Jeffers was writing in order to gain a full understanding of his work. Pupils consider the relationship between his poems and historical events and compose essays about Jeffers' response to the rising threat. The focus is on the poems "The Day Is in a Poem," "Night Without Sleep," and "The Answer."

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