Poet: Edgar Lee Masters
Poem: Frank Drummer
Comment 2 of 2, added on November 29th, 2009 at 6:35 PM.
I've been reviewing this poem frequently and I believe that his description of his mental attributes sound a lot like those of Autism. His inability to speak, reputation as a fool, and his capacity for memorization are common among those with Autism. My brother, for instance, cannot speak, but is very intelligent. Sadly, though, you cannot see autism, so most people make harsh judgements about those with the disorder, like the inhabitants of Spoon River did to Frank.
from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on April 10th, 2007 at 8:46 PM.
sam from China
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