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Is Robert Frost a cosmopolitan poet?

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Cosmopolitanism is the view that the world is a single community of humanity held together by a shared morality. This ideology stands over and against the opposing ideology that national, regional, and/or local humanity defines community. In other words, a cosmopolitan view places self first and foremost as a citizen of the world upholding universal ideals while the opposing view places self first and foremost as a citizen of a locale, be it a national, regional, or neighborhood locale, upholding ideals of self-interest. Poets, like Allen Ginsburg (1926-1997) had reputations as cosmopolitan thinkers and poets. Robert Frost (1874-1963) is harder to...

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