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Analysis and comments on Richard Bone by Edgar Lee Masters

Comment 5 of 5, added on March 16th, 2018 at 1:28 PM.


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Comment 2 of 5, added on May 6th, 2009 at 2:17 AM.

Edgar Lee Masters and Sandburg have similar quantities both where from the
Midwest known as the Bible belt and like Sandburg, Masters wrote free
verses, but unlike Sandburg produced one book with a collection of
epitaphs. In “Richard Bone” Masters brings realism into poetry by
uncovering the truth of American people; the life of the drunk, housewives,
preachers, bankers and many other life’s. The epitaphs free the death from
society standards and normalcy to say what there life’s were really like.
Masters speaks as if he is the person that is descended to create drama;
another technique used by Masters is the title given is usually a clue to
the characters personality. In this poem “Richard Bone”, Richard for living
and bone for death

Comment 1 of 5, added on November 7th, 2007 at 9:09 AM.

Richard Bone is an engraver who is paid to chisel words on epitaphs.
Although he knows some of the epitaphs are lies, he is trapped into
performing the job, and because he must work to survive, he ignores the
truth. This poem uses metaphors to compare Richard Bone to an historian. An
historian writes what he researches. However, in Bone's case, although he
knows the truth, he has to hide it from the townspeople of Spoon River. His
last name Bone symbolizes death. Death is his living. He works in a

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Poet: Edgar Lee Masters
Poem: Richard Bone
Added: Mar 18 2005
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