Who is E. J. Pratt

Edwin John Dove Pratt (February 4, 1882 – April 26, 1964), who published as E. J. Pratt, was "the leading Canadian poet of his time." He was a Canadian poet from Newfoundland who lived most of his life in Toronto, Ontario. A three-time winner of the country's Governor General's Award for poetry, he has been called "the foremost Canadian poet of the first half of the century."

Early life

EJ Pratt was born Edwin John Dove Pratt in Western Bay, Newfoundland, on February 4, 1882. He was brought up in a variety of Newfoundland communities as his father John Pratt was posted around the colony as a Methodist minister. John Pratt was originally a lead miner from Old Gang mines in Gunnerside - a village in North Yorkshire, England. In the 1850s he became a Methodist pas...
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E. J. Pratt Poems

  • The Witches' Brew
    Perched on a dead volcanic pile,
    Now charted as a submerged peak,
    Near to a moon-washed coral isle,
    A hundred leagues from Mozambique,...
  • The Toll Of The Bells
    I

    We gave them at the harbour every token-
    The ritual of the guns, and at the mast...
  • The Supreme Test
    Now it was clear to every Shade
    That some great wonder was before them,
    As Tom upon the palisade
    Emptied, as fast as Lulu bore them,...
  • The Shark
    He seemed to know the harbour,
    So leisurely he swam;
    His fin,
    Like a piece of sheet-iron,...
  • The Sea-cat
    It's not for us to understand
    How life on earth began to be,
    How forms that lived within the sea
    Should leave the water for the land;...
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Top 10 most used topics by E. J. Pratt

Sea 15 Wild 9 Night 9 Water 9 Fish 7 Great 7 Life 7 Time 6 Face 6 Sun 6


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Normanbrennan: breaking news; the four suspects arrested in connection with the murder of 9yr olivia pratt-korbel shot dead in her own home in liverpool; have all been released on police bail; one was arrested on suspicion of murder & the other three on suspicion of assisting an offender;
Talktv: merseyside police is carrying out raids in liverpool after recent gun violence left three people dead, including nine-year-old olivia pratt-korbel. how would you solve the uk's violent crime wave?
Euromaidanpress: we pay tribute to the men&women who stood to fight the russian invaders rip-petro fedorchuk (26), eduard trepilchenko, ruslan malinovsky, roman tsendra these put their bodies between us & the flaming skies between us & a night as foul as ever fell on european eyes (e.j. pratt)
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