Gather evidence Find clues Investigate allegations Dismiss statements unworthy CHOOSE YOUR HISTORICAL PERIOD
What was going on historically that might have affected this movement? Look for common characteristics of poetry from the era you’ve chosen. What was occurring in the poet’s life that might have influenced his/her writing style? CLUES/HINTS:
Rupert Brooke Robert Graves Ted Hughes Patrick Stafford Kerry “Doc” Pardue Duty Courage Guilt Death Loyalty INSPIRATION: War poetry came from personal moments in a time of crisis.
William Burroughs Jack Kerouac Madeline Gleason Allen Ginsberg Rejection Purposelessness Withdrawal Protest INSPIRATION: Beat poets were linked by their rejection of middle class values.
Anne Sexton Rita Dove Sylvia Plath Lucille Clifton Liberation movement Social awareness Self-actualization INSPIRATION: Feminist movement created by resurgence of the individual.
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