Edgar Lee Masters

Edgar Lee Masters (1868 - 1950)

Edgar Lee Masters (1868 -1950) was a United States American poet, biographer and dramatist. He is the author of Spoon River Anthology, Songs and Satires, The Great Valley, The Serpent in the Wilderness An Obscure Tale, The Spleen, Mark Twain : A Portrait, Lincoln, The Man, Illinois Poems.

Poems By Edgar Lee Masters

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A.D. Blood (No Comments »)
Aaron Hatfield (No Comments »)
Abel Melveny (1 Comment »)
Ace Shaw (No Comments »)
Adam Weirauch (No Comments »)
Albert Schirding (No Comments »)
Alexander Throckmorton (1 Comment »)
Alfonso Churchill (No Comments »)
Alfred Moir (No Comments »)
Amanda Barker (No Comments »)
Amelia Garrick (No Comments »)
Ami Green (No Comments »)
Amos Sibley (No Comments »)
Andy the Night-Watch (3 Comments »)
Aner Clute (No Comments »)
Anne Rutledge (1 Comment »)
Anthony Findlay (No Comments »)
Archibald Higbie (No Comments »)
Arlo Will (No Comments »)
Barney Hainsfeather (No Comments »)
Barry Holden (No Comments »)
Batterson Dobyns (No Comments »)
Benjamin Fraser (No Comments »)
Benjamin Painter (No Comments »)
Bert Kessler (No Comments »)
Blind Jack (No Comments »)
Butch Weldy (No Comments »)
Calvin Campbell (No Comments »)
Captain Orlando Killion (No Comments »)
Carl Hamblin (No Comments »)
Caroline Branson (No Comments »)
Charles Webster (No Comments »)
Charlie French (No Comments »)
Chase Henry (No Comments »)
Clarence Darrow (No Comments »)
Clarence Fawcett (No Comments »)
Columbus Cheney (No Comments »)
Conrad Siever (4 Comments »)
Constance Hately (No Comments »)
Cooney Potter (1 Comment »)
Daisy Fraser (No Comments »)
Daniel M’Cumber (No Comments »)
Davis Matlock (No Comments »)
Deacon Taylor (1 Comment »)
Dillard Sissman (No Comments »)
Dippold the Optician (1 Comment »)
Doc Hill (2 Comments »)
Doctor Meyers (No Comments »)
Dora Williams (No Comments »)
Dorcas Gustine (1 Comment »)
Dow Kritt (No Comments »)
Dr. Siegfried Iseman (No Comments »)
E.C. Culbertson (No Comments »)
Edith Conant (No Comments »)
Editor Whedon (No Comments »)
Edmund Pollard (No Comments »)
Elijah Browning (No Comments »)
Elizabeth Childers (No Comments »)
Elliott Hawkins (No Comments »)
Elmer Karr (No Comments »)
Elsa Wertman (No Comments »)
Emily Sparks (No Comments »)
English Thornton (No Comments »)
Enoch Dunlap (No Comments »)
Epilogue (No Comments »)
Ernest Hyde (No Comments »)
Eugene Carman (No Comments »)
Eugenia Todd (No Comments »)
Ezra Bartlett (No Comments »)
Faith Matheny (2 Comments »)
Father Malloy (No Comments »)
Felix Schmidt (No Comments »)
Fiddler Jones (3 Comments »)
Fletcher McGee (No Comments »)
Flossie Cabanis (No Comments »)
Francis Turner (No Comments »)
Frank Drummer (1 Comment »)
Franklin Jones (No Comments »)
George Gray (11 Comments »)
George Trimble (No Comments »)
Georgine Sand Miner (2 Comments »)
Godwin James (No Comments »)
Granville Calhoun (No Comments »)
Griffy the Cooper (1 Comment »)
Gustav Richter (No Comments »)
Hamilton Greene (No Comments »)
Hamlet Micure (No Comments »)
Hannah Armstrong (No Comments »)
Hare Drummer (No Comments »)
Harlan Sewall (No Comments »)
Harmon Whitney (No Comments »)
Harold Arnett (No Comments »)
Harry Carey Goodhue (1 Comment »)
Harry Wilmans (No Comments »)
Henry C. Calhoun (No Comments »)
Henry Layton (No Comments »)
Henry Phipps (1 Comment »)
Henry Tripp (No Comments »)
Herbert Marshall (No Comments »)
Herman Altman (No Comments »)
Hildrup Tubbs (No Comments »)
Hiram Scates (No Comments »)
Hod Putt (No Comments »)
Homer Clapp (1 Comment »)
Hon. Henry Bennett (No Comments »)
Hortense Robbins (2 Comments »)
Ida Chicken (No Comments »)
Ida Frickey (No Comments »)
Imanuel Ehrenhardt (1 Comment »)
Indignation Jones (2 Comments »)
Ippolit Konovaloff (No Comments »)
Isa Nutter (No Comments »)
Isaiah Beethoven (No Comments »)
J. Milton Miles (No Comments »)
Jack McGuire (No Comments »)
Jacob Godbey (No Comments »)
Jacob Goodpasture (No Comments »)
James Garber (No Comments »)
Jeduthan Hawley (1 Comment »)
Jefferson Howard (No Comments »)
Jennie M’Grew (No Comments »)
Jeremy Carlisle (No Comments »)
Jim Brown (No Comments »)
John Ballard (No Comments »)
John Cabanis (No Comments »)
John Hancock Otis (No Comments »)
John Horace Burleson (No Comments »)
John M. Church (No Comments »)
John Wasson (No Comments »)
Johnnie Sayre (No Comments »)
Jonas Keene (No Comments »)
Jonathan Houghton (1 Comment »)
Jonathan Swift Somers (No Comments »)
Joseph Dixon (No Comments »)
Josiah Tompkins (No Comments »)
Judge Selah Lively (No Comments »)
Judge Somers (No Comments »)
Judson Stoddard (4 Comments »)
Julia Miller (No Comments »)
Julian Scott (No Comments »)
Justice Arnett (No Comments »)
Kinsey Keene (No Comments »)
Knowlt Hoheimer (No Comments »)
Lambert Hutchins (No Comments »)
Le Roy Goldman (No Comments »)
Lilian Stewart (No Comments »)
Lois Spears (No Comments »)
Louise Smith (1 Comment »)
Lucinda Matlock (6 Comments »)
Lucius Atherton (No Comments »)
Lydia Humphrey (No Comments »)
Lydia Puckett (No Comments »)
Lyman King (1 Comment »)
Mabel Osborne (No Comments »)
Magrady Graham (No Comments »)
Many Soldiers (No Comments »)
Margaret Fuller Slack (No Comments »)
Marie Bateson (1 Comment »)
Mary McNeely (No Comments »)
Mickey M’Grew (No Comments »)
Minerva Jones (No Comments »)
Mrs. Benjamin Painter (No Comments »)
Mrs. Charles Bliss (1 Comment »)
Mrs. George Reece (No Comments »)
Mrs. Kessler (2 Comments »)
Mrs. Merritt (No Comments »)
Mrs. Meyers (No Comments »)
Mrs. Purkapile (No Comments »)
Mrs. Sibley (No Comments »)
Mrs. Williams (1 Comment »)
Nancy Knapp (No Comments »)
Nellie Clark (1 Comment »)
Nicholas Bindle (No Comments »)
O Glorious France (No Comments »)
Oaks Tutt (No Comments »)
Ollie McGee (No Comments »)
On a Bust (No Comments »)
Oscar Hummel (No Comments »)
Paul McNeely (1 Comment »)
Pauline Barrett (No Comments »)
Peleg Poague (No Comments »)
Penniwit, the Artist (No Comments »)
Percival Sharp (No Comments »)
Percy Bysshe Shelley (No Comments »)
Perry Zoll (No Comments »)
Plymouth Rock Joe (No Comments »)
Professor Newcomer (No Comments »)
Rain In My Heart (No Comments »)
Ralph Rhodes (No Comments »)
Rebecca Wasson (No Comments »)
Reuben Pantier (3 Comments »)
Rev. Abner Peet (No Comments »)
Rev. Lemuel Wiley (No Comments »)
Richard Bone (1 Comment »)
Rita Matlock Gruenberg (No Comments »)
Robert Davidson (1 Comment »)
Robert Fulton Tanner (No Comments »)
Robert Southey Burke (No Comments »)
Roger Heston (No Comments »)
Roscoe Purkapile (No Comments »)
Rosie Roberts (No Comments »)
Roy Butler (No Comments »)
Russell Kincaid (No Comments »)
Russian Sonia (1 Comment »)
Rutherford McDowell (No Comments »)
Sam Hookey (No Comments »)
Samuel Gardner (No Comments »)
Sarah Brown (1 Comment »)
Scholfield Huxley (No Comments »)
Schroeder the Fisherman (No Comments »)
Searcy Foote (No Comments »)
Serepta Mason (No Comments »)
Sersmith the Dentist (No Comments »)
Seth Compton (1 Comment »)
Shack Dye (No Comments »)
Silas Dement (No Comments »)
Silence (5 Comments »)
State’s Attorney Fallas (No Comments »)
Tennessee Claflin Shope (No Comments »)
The Circuit Judge (1 Comment »)
The Hill (1 Comment »)
The Spooniad (No Comments »)
The Town Marshal (No Comments »)
The Unknown (No Comments »)
The Village Atheist (1 Comment »)
Theodore the Poet (No Comments »)
Thomas Rhodes (No Comments »)
Thomas Ross, Jr. (2 Comments »)
Thomas Trevelyan (No Comments »)
Tom Beatty (2 Comments »)
Tom Merritt (1 Comment »)
Trainor the Druggist (No Comments »)
Voltaire Johnson (No Comments »)
W. Lloyd Garrison Standard (No Comments »)
Wallace Ferguson (No Comments »)
Walter Simmons (2 Comments »)
Washington McNeely (No Comments »)
Webster Ford (1 Comment »)
Wendell P. Bloyd (No Comments »)
Widow McFarlane (No Comments »)
Willard Fluke (No Comments »)
William and Emily (No Comments »)
William Goode (No Comments »)
William H. Herndon (No Comments »)
William Jones (No Comments »)
Willie Metcalf (No Comments »)
Willie Pennington (No Comments »)
Yee Bow (1 Comment »)
Zenas Witt (1 Comment »)
Zilpha Marsh (No Comments »)

1915

Petit, The Poet (No Comments »)

Spoon River Anthology

Cassius Hueffer (3 Comments »)
Analysis, meaning and summary of Edgar Lee Masters's poem Cassius Hueffer

3 Comments

  1. Courtney W1 says:

    Interesting poem. This is a practice comment.

  2. Jase Nosal says:

    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.

  3. Rahmeen says:

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

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