Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters

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Who is William Goode in the Spoon River Anthology?

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The Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters consists of 244 free-verse poems, almost all of which are couched in the form of epitaphs for members of the Spoon River community, each spoken by the dead person him or herself.

While many of the speakers in the Spoon River Anthology were plainly pillars of their small community, William Goode was something of an outsider, even a drifter. He begins by saying that he must have seemed...

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