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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)



First Advisor

Clifford J. H[?]

First Committee Member

Charles [?]

Second Committee Member

Lawrence J. Osborne


It is the purpose of this study to explore several of Edwin Arlington Robinson’s poems in order to show the poet’s force of language and prosody and to reveal as much as possible his total poetic artistry. The poems are representative of his familiar, shorter Tilbury Town portraits and are taken from his early, middle, and late periods. An honest appraisal will be made to determine the true worth of the poetry, and an attempt will be made to show that Edwin Arlington Robinson deserves a respected position in modern American letters.