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“Marriage” — A Modernist Poem by Marianne Moore (1923)

“Marriage” is a 1923 modernist poem by Marianne Moore that’s considered one of her most fascinating, yet challenging works. Requiring  a great deal of insight to fully appreciate, it’s presented here in full, with links to two excellent and thorough analyses.

Marianne Moore (1887 – 1972 ) has stood the test of time as one of the pre-eminent American poets. Born in St. Louis, she graduated from Bryn Mawr in 1909, and had her first work published in Poetry magazine in 1915. Collected Poems (1951) won a Pulitzer Prize as well as the National Book Award. Read More→


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