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You have learned about multiple historical, cultural and literary influences in early 20th century America. You have
also read several poems which are representative of early 20th century American literature. Now you will take this
information to create a presentation showcasing both of your chosen poems. You should have at least one image for
each poem along with text explaining the ways in which the literary works were influenced by the events of the 20th
Choose two poems and create a presentation explaining the ways in which the literary works were influenced by the
events of this time period.
2. "STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING" BY ROBERT FROST - 1922
Stopping by Woods on a
Whose woods these are I think
His house is in the village
He will not see me stopping
To watch his woods fill up with
My little horse must think it
To stop without a farmhouse
Between the woods and
The darkest evening of the
He gives his harness bells a
To ask if there is some
The only other sound's the
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep
In the poem, “Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost, Frost describes the
pure beauty of nature. The woods are silently coated in fresh snow. His horse only knows that this is not
their final destination. The Knickerbocker Storm of 1922 was the largest storm ever recorded at the
time. Although snow sometimes represents purity or purification, this storm was severely damaging. I
think that Robert Frost was trying to speak about the purity and serenity that nature offers versus the
unpleasant clamor of the village.
3. "FOG" BY CARL SANDBURG 1916
The fog comes on little cat feet. Carl Sandburg used fog to represent industrial pollution from the
factories which were appearing all over the pristine countryside. Industry grew swiftly and expanded
stealthily like a cat after prey. The pollution was ever present in port harbors and cities. With a change in
weather, a swift moving wind moves the fog on word.
The fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.