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Richard Wilbur


Who is Richard Wilbur?

Richard Wilbur: Richard Purdy Wilbur is an American poet and literary translator. He was appointed the second Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1987, and twice received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, in 1957 and again in 1989.

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Google previewMass Media in Modern Society (1992)

by Norman Jacobs

Richard Wilbur is a far easier poet to read than Tennyson.

Google previewA Dictionary of Literary Devices (1991)

Gradus, A-Z by Bernard Marie Dupriez

Richard Wilbur, 'A Late Aubade,' in Walking to Sleep This is a visual image (syn.: mental image), which should be distinguished in poetry ...

Google previewSimiles Dictionary (2013)

by Elyse Sommer

Bailey Night comes like a blackout —John Rechy The night dives down like one great crow — Richard Wilbur Night falls like a dropped shutter —Beryl Markham Night falls like fire —Algernon Charles Swin— burne The night feels like a gigantic Ferris wheel turn— ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature: A - C (2005)

by Emmanuel Sampath Nelson

The Anglo American Tenderers of Brodsky's poetry include Anthony Hecht, Derek Walcott, and Richard Wilbur.

Google previewThe World of Musicals: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and Song [2 volumes] (2014)

by Mark A. Robinson

Theater: Martin Beck Theatre, 73 performances Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Richard Wilbur, Dorothy Parker, John Latouche, Stephen Sondheim Book: Lillian Hellman, revised by Hugh Wheeler Director: Tyrone Guthrie Cast: Max Adrian, Barbara Cook, Robert Rounseville, Irra Petina, William Olvis, ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2015)

by Chris Baldick

In the context of modern American poetry, the term has the specific sense of adherence to traditional metres and verse forms, as with the work of Howard Nemerov, Richard Wilbur, and the later poets of the *New Formalism, in contrast with the more widely adopted use of *free verse. formulaic Characterized by the repetition of certain stock phrases, known as formulae. Many orally composed poems, especially *epics, are formulaic in that they repeatedly use the same * epithets and the ...

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What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you. (Richard Wilbur)
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