Literaature Geography

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Foster (19,20) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

In poetry and fiction, it may be mostly people.

I really liked this quote because it is true that poetry and ficiton may be mostly people. One of my favoirte poems, is "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost. As noted by Foster within Chapter 19, Robert Frost routinely objected to being called a nature poet. Every writer has there favorite settings and time periods. I think that poeple can determine the geography of the the story or poem. Some people like certain settings and places when reading a story. It matters to some people whether they read about a nature hike in the west or an inner city investigation. Everyone has there own taste when it comes to reading, but geography plays a large role.

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I also found it interesting to note that Robert Frost objected to being called a nature poet. I suppose because we're people we expect to see other people in things we read. It was nice to see that Frost remembered that nature poems should be just about that - nature, not about the people surrounded by the nature or what they think about the nature. Of course, because nature can't write there always has to be some human influence on any nature writing, but I think a true piece about nature really should come with as little human interference as possible. Nature is beautiful on its own, it doesn't need help from us.

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