Who is Marianne MooreMarianne Craig Moore (November 15, 1887 – February 5, 1972) was an American modernist poet, critic, translator, and editor. Her poetry is noted for formal innovation, precise diction, irony, and wit.
Early life Moore was born in Kirkwood, Missouri, in the manse of the Presbyterian church where her maternal grandfather, John Riddle Warner, served as pastor. Her father, John Milton Moore, a mechanical engineer and inventor, suffered a psychotic episode, as a consequence of which her parents separated before she was born; Moore never met him. She and her elder brother, John Warner Moore, were reared by their mother, Mary Warner Moore. The family wrote voluminous letters to one another throughout their lives, often addressing each other by playful nicknames a...
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Marianne Moore Poems
- The Pangolin
Another armored animalâ??scale
lapping scale with spruce-cone regularity until they
form the uninterrupted central
tail row! This near artichoke with head and legs and ...
- What Are Years
What is our innocence,
what is our guilt? All are
naked, none is safe. And whence
is courage: the unanswered question, ...
- The Steeple-jack
DÃ¼rer would have seen a reason for living
in a town like this, with eight stranded whales
to look at; with the sweet sea air coming into your house
on a fine day, from water etched ...
Beauty and Beauty's son and rosemary -
Venus and Love, her son, to speak plainly -
born of the sea supposedly,
at Christmas each, in company, ...
- Baseball And Writing
Fanaticism?No.Writing is exciting
and baseball is like writing.
You can never tell with either
how it will go ...
Top 10 most used topics by Marianne MooreSea 11 Tree 8 Water 6 Life 6 Blue 6 Away 5 Sun 5 Fish 5 Long 5 White 5
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- Hmvanderhart: i shall endeavor to be clearer. marianne moore, icon
- Bnroj: marianne moore on wallace stevens 
- Fordmadoxfordie: ‘i brought home hueffer’s “memories and impressions”, a pearl of a book in which hueffer tells about the pre-raphaelites and his grandfather who looked “exactly like the king of hearts on a pack of cards”’—marianne moore to her brother john warner moore, 22 september 1915
- Hmvanderhart: also if you’re a poet and enby/genderqueer, you’re in fantastic company. i love that emily dickinson and marianne moore both went by male pronouns and terms of endearment: he, “uncle,” “brother.”
- Aditimachado: sun, i do these things which i do, which please no one but myself. now i breathe and now i am sub- merged; the blemishes stand up and shout when the object in view was a renaissance; shall i say the contrary? marianne moore, "black earth"