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Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost: American Icons

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Frost and Dickinson wrote some of our favorite poems in American literature. We remember their lines, but maybe not the contexts from which they originated. We know, "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood," but what does this mean?  Why did Frost write this poem? We heard: "Because I could not stop for Death/ He kindly stopped for me," but what is going on here? Who is this person and why couldn't they stop for Death? Talking about these poets, their poems, and their lives will provide a deeper appreciation for their writings. We will revisit America in the 1800's when Dickinson was writing her poems; talk about the America of the early 20th century that Frost, ironically, had to leave in order to become America's favorite poet. Discussing these most memorable poets and their unique lives will result in a better understanding of the motivations behind their famous work.  Sign up with a friend to this fascinating reading / discussion journey.

Class Details

7 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Fine Arts Building (V) - Main Campus

Susan Facknitz 



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 11/27/2019)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/16/2019 - 12/4/2019 Weekly - Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Weyers Cave, Fine Arts Building (V) - Main Campus  Map Susan Facknitz 

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