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The poet Edgar Guest had a significant life. Although many people have not heard of his name, he was still one of the most widely published and accessible poets during the 19th and 20th century

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Biography of Edgar Albert Guest The poet Edgar Guest had a significant life. Although many people have not heard of his name, he was still one of the most widely published and accessible poets during the 19th and 20th century and even to this day. To fully understand his importance, it is necessary to examine background, career, and influence he had on others through his poems. Edgar Guest was born on August 20th 1881 in the town off Birmingham, England (Poets.org). When he was ten years old, his family came to the United States and settled in Detroit, Michigan where he was educated. After Edwin (his father) lost his job, Edgar at the age of eleven began working as a copy boy at the Detroit Free Press part time. ...read more.

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(Poemhunter.com). During his mid-life, Guest's writing career bloomed into action. Soon he would be on radio shows, newspapers columns, and even on television for a short while. All this success started with the Newspaper column "Dailey Table chat" and "Blue Monday Chat" which gave a boost to his career (Poets.org). Soon he would be selling a million copies of his book and be published on several hundreds of newspapers (Poemhunter.com). He was organized and on top of things, never missing deadlines and always bringing quality work. People loved him so much that he eventually acquired the name "people's poet" (Poemhunter.com). People really admired his work and were influenced by his catchy rhymes and verses. Edgar guest had great influence in the world we live in today and most people don't know it. ...read more.

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This style of writing is possibly pointed towards those who don't have the same opportunities that others might have like shown in "Of Mice and Men" in the situation of George and Lenny. This type of style was very unique and for that reason was able to reach out to many people. Because of these reasons, Guest's writing influenced many people in the early 20th century and still continues to have effect on people to this day. Edgar Guest had a remarkable life, but what still surprises me is that a lot of people don't know of him. He was a great writer, columnist and poet and should deserve more recognition. However, to this day, Edgar's poems are still appreciated and enjoyed. Overall, writing about Edgar's life was a good learning experience and helped me analyze my poem more accurately and thoroughly. ...read more.

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