Amy Lowell

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Amy Lawrence Lowell (9 February 18745 May 1925) was an American poet of the Imagist school who posthumously won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1926.


  • To understand Vers libre, one must abandon all desire to find in it the even rhythm of metrical feet. One must allow the lines to flow as they will when read aloud by an intelligent reader.
    • Dial (January 1917).
  • Polyphonic prose is a kind of free verse, except that it is still freer. Polyphonic makes full use of cadence, rime, alliteration, assonance.
    • Can Grande's Castle (1921), preface.
  • Life is a stream
    On which we strew
    Petal by petal the flower of our heart.
    • "Petals," from Dome of Many-Coloured Glass (1912).

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