American poetry is poetry of the United States. It arose first as efforts by colonists to add their voices to English poetry in the 17th century, well before the constitutional unification of the Thirteen Colonies although before this unification, a strong oral tradition often likened to poetry existed among Native American societies. However, in the 19th century, a distinctive American idiom began to emerge. By the later part of that century, when Walt Whitman was winning an enthusiastic audience abroad, poets from the United States had begun to take their place at the forefront of the English-language avant-garde. Much of the American poetry published between and remains lost in the pages of small circulation political periodicals, particularly the ones on the far left, destroyed by librarians during the s McCarthy era. Eliot were perhaps the most influential modernist English-language poets in the period during World War I.
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The celebration observes those whose ancestry extends to the Asian continent as well as the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Even the rain …. I bought socks for my family…. Who knows?
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Written by Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes, this poem wonders how the world would be different if the roles were reversed and if African American people were the majority race. Hughes spoke of Martin Luther King Jr being the governor and wealthy black families having white nannies. This poem expresses the importance of culture and the treatment of others. The best-known American pastime is baseball. The Yankees were favored to win, but the Pirates won the seventh game with a home run.