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Poetry pp 279-298 | Cite as

Poetry and Society

  • Ruth Miller
  • Robert A. Greenberg
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Abstract

As we have seen, most poems have signs of the era in which they were written although the poem itself need not be concerned primarily with illuminating the historical period. At the same time, there is a body of poetry that draws upon the historical scene as a means of bringing into focus the failings or injustices of the poet’s society.

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© Macmillan Publishers Limited 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruth Miller
    • 1
  • Robert A. Greenberg
    • 2
  1. 1.State University of New YorkStony BrookUSA
  2. 2.Queens College of the City University of New YorkUSA

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