In “Lucinda Matlock,” what does the speaker mean when she says, it takes life to love life? a. enjoying life is foolish. b. people who do not enjoy life might as well. 1 quote have been tagged as lucinda-matlock: Edgar Lee Masters: ‘What is this I hear of sorrow and weariness, Anger, discontent and drooping hopes? Deg. Finding Joy in the Mundane: Lucinda Matlock Edgar Lee Masters, in his work “Lucinda Matlock,” conveys the beauty of life, whether it is lived with action.

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InMasters left his family; he and his wife would divorce in What is this I hear of sorrow and weariness, Anger, discontent and drooping hopes? In he married Ellen Coyne, thirty years his junior. Masters was never to equal the success of Spoon River Anthology. This idea was transformed through a chance acquaintance.

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Hymn to the Unknown God: He was admitted to the bar inand he moved to Chicago inwhere he found a job collecting bills for the Edison Company. He died March 5,in a convalescent home in Philadelphia and was buried in Petersburg, Illinois.

And the beauty of bronze, And the strength of steel Are blown over silent continents, As the desert. Edgar Lee Masters was born in Garnett, Kansas, on August 23,but soon after his birth his family moved to Lewistown, Illinois, the town near Springfield where Masters grew up. He gradually built a lucinsa law practice, and for eight years he was the partner of Clarence Darrow. His youth was marred by mstlock father’s financial struggles with a faltering law practice and reluctance to support his son’s literary interests.


At ninety-six I had lived enough, that is all, And passed to a sweet repose. My Light with Yours. Academy of American Poets Educator Newsletter. What do you see, a harvest of clover?

When the sea has devoured the ships, And the spires and the towers Have gone back to the hills. Masters attended Knox College for a year but was lucindx forced by the family’s finances to withdraw and continue his studies privately.

Or a meadow to walk through to the river?

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His first books, some of which were published under pseudonyms, showed strong influences from the English Romantic poets and Edgar Allan Poe.

Degenerate sons and daughters, Life is too strong for you– It takes life to love Life. And all the cities Are one with the plains again. The Man Mark Twain: His success and friendship with Monroe also brought him into the Chicago Group and contact with such poets as Carl Sandburg and Vachel Lindsay.

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He published thirty-nine more books, including novels, plays, collections of poetry, and biographies of Lindsay, Mark Twain, Whitmanand Lincoln. These poems were serialized in Reedy’s Mirror fromand then discovered by Harriet Monroe, the editor of Poetry, who helped Masters issue a complete edition in The Spoon River of the title is the name of an actual river in Illinois, but the town combines Lewistown, where Masters grew up, and Petersburg, where his grandparents lived.

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A Dramatic Poem Lee: Althea Dramatic Duologues: After reading these, Masters felt the challenge to adopt the idea for his novel into this form, combining free verse, epitaph, realism, and cynicism to write Spoon River Anthology, a collection of monologues from the dead in an Illinois graveyard. We were married and lived together for seventy years, Enjoying, working, raising the twelve children, Eight of whom we lost Ere I had reached the age of sixty. I spun, I wove, I kept the house, I nursed the sick, I made the garden, and for holiday Rambled over the fields where sang the larks, And by Spoon River gathering many a shell, And many a flower and medicinal weed– Shouting to the wooded hills, singing to the green valleys.

During this time Masters considered writing a novel about the relationships of people in a small Illinois town. I am Anne Rutledge who sleep beneath these weeds, Beloved in life of. Lucinda Matlock Edgar Lee Masters- And if the people find you can fiddle, Why, fiddle you must, for all your life.

Three Plays Maximilian: I When the sea has devoured the ships, And the spires and the towers Have gone back to the hills. The wind’s in the corn; you rub your hands For beeves hereafter ready for.