10 of the Best 20th Century American Poets 

The poets on this list range in style, background, and the social, personal, and cultural contexts from which they drew inspiration. But, they all made an undeniable impact on 20th century American poetry.

Polyptoton

Polyptoton is a figure of a speech. It occurs when words with the same root are repeated, for example, “run” and “ran.”

Persona

A persona is an invented perspective that a writer uses. The point of view might be entirely different than their own.

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