Raymond Carver Poetry: American Poets Analysis - Essay

Raymond Carver Poetry: American Poets Analysis

(Poets and Poetry in America)

Raymond Carver certainly had his faults, but he also had many strengths that were responsible for making him better loved than most other writers of his generation and ultimately more famous. He was humble, modest, honest, sincere, and dedicated. He was not ashamed to acknowledge his lower-class background or the fact that he had done a considerable amount of work that required him to get his hands dirty. He did not pretend to know all—or even any—of the answers. The reader senses that Carver was someone like himself or herself, struggling to make sense out of a life that actually did not make much sense at all.

Carver’s writing was always personal and autobiographical. He did not seem to know how to write any...

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