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- Author: Philip Freneau
Philip Morin Freneau (frih-NOH) was the first noteworthy American poet, both as the partisan versifier of colonial independence and as a romantic poet of the American scene. His political poems during the American Revolution, especially “The British Prison Ship,” established him as a powerful satirist, whereas his poem “The House of Night,” with its atmospheric descriptions, its whippoorwills and jack-o’-lanterns, proved his originality as the first poet to use themes from American nature. Freneau’s poems, first printed in the United States...
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