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Edwin Arlington Robinson

Early Twentieth Century American Sonnets

Perhaps Patrick Cruttwell was correct in blaming Rupert Brooke's 1914 sonnets for disenchantment with the form after the war, at least in England. Most of the noted sonneteers of the early 1900s were Americans. Included here are works by Edgar Lee Masters (1869-1950), Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) and early works of Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935), Amy Lowell (1874-1925), Robert Frost (1875-1963), Sara Teasdale (1887-1933), Alan Seeger (1888-1916), Claude McKay (1890-1948), Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950), and others listed below.

Robert Frost Edna St. Vincent Millay