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Final Out of Class Paper I choose topic one for the final paper I picked 15 poems from McClures Magazine from the years of 1918 and 1920 Some quick generalizations about the published poems are that they are rather short compared to the literary work in the Norton Anthology Another generalization is that they tend to rhyme where as most of the lines in the poems Norton Anthology tend to just flow without rhyming Another generalization about the poems from 1918 is that most of them are about war or have something to do with the topic of war Most of the poems from 1920 have to do with nature The published poems are short and easy to read Also they are easy to understand What the poem is talking about is clearly stated and easy to find out The poems in the Norton Anthology are somewhat longer than published poems These poems are about stuff the poet is thinking about they have no common interest The various poems by the various poets do not have a common theme Also the poems in the Norton Anthology are difficult to understand The reader has to read them a few times to get some insight into what he poem is about The reader has to dissect each line and at the end put all their thoughts together to get an understanding of the poem Overall the published poems were for the general public so they were easy to read and understand The poems in the Norton Anthology were not for the general public they were for scholars and people of deep thought Now I would like to talk about a few of the poems from 1918 These poems tend to talk about World War I This was the time period right after the war had ended and the world was starting to recover from the devastation of the war Three poems about this topic that
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