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Analysis and comments on Cassius Hueffer by Edgar Lee Masters

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Comment 5 of 8, added on May 7th, 2009 at 1:09 AM.

The poem “Cassius Hueffer” written by Edgar Lee Masters is another one of
Masters free verse epitaphs. Like the poem “George Gray” by Masters, this
poem is written about a dead man who is looking at his grave and reading
what it says on the tombstone. Cassius Hueffer seemed disappointed in what
he read on his tombstone because it was the opposite of what his life
really was. This shows that throughout Hueffer’s life, no one really knew
the real him and Hueffer was keeping his feelings and emotions to himself.
Masters had used personification in this poem giving nature human
characteristics, “That nature might stand up and say to all the world…”
(Masters). This is saying that nature has stood up and said something just
like every person does.

Fiona Carter from United States
Comment 4 of 8, added on May 7th, 2009 at 12:11 AM.

" Cassius Hueffer " is a morbid poem about what it says on a mans
tombstone. This poem shows a dark and sad side of his writing. It also
much like his other work tells about his sad life and his hardship growing

Dara Ahmadnia from United States
Comment 3 of 8, added on April 21st, 2008 at 11:51 AM.

Interesting poem. This is a practice comment.

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Comment 2 of 8, added on May 25th, 2007 at 1:30 AM.

This epitaph has a very ironic tone in that it uses epitaphs inside the
epitaph to describe the writter. This creates a sense that the person who
the epitaph was written for was to richious to be described in one
sentence. Also it alludes to the actual grave stone twice and creates a
false reality in its own security of the tomb.

Jase Nosal from United States
Comment 1 of 8, added on February 7th, 2006 at 10:33 PM.

Thought it was a good poem. Made me think a little!

Rahmeen from United States

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Information about Cassius Hueffer

Poet: Edgar Lee Masters
Poem: Cassius Hueffer
Volume: Spoon River Anthology
Year: 1915
Added: May 7 2003
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Poem of the Day: Apr 15 2014

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