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Analysis and comments on The Master by Edwin Arlington Robinson

Comment 1 of 1, added on November 9th, 2008 at 10:51 PM.

Probably the best of the many poetic tributes to Abraham Lincoln written
after his assassination, not least because Robinson put himself in the
persona of one of the many New Englanders who despised and mocked Lincoln
as a backwoods hick from the then-frontier state of Illinois. (I have no
idea if Robinson himself shared that opinion at any point, but it was very
common in the first years of the Civil War.) Note also the offhand grace
with which Robinson weaves in bits of ancient Greek myth.

John Michael Greer from United States

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Poet: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Poem: The Master
Added: Jun 3 2005
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