The Commonplace in Modern Poetry

Paula Clara Schneider Braun, Fordham University


The modern poet, in an age engulfed by false interpretations of true worth, not only strives to glorify the commonplace by giving it the proper significance in life, but his rhymes seem to set for all lovers of poetry, a kind of ideal, a standard tor their words and deeds. Accordingly we find many instances of the simple and trivial, the commonplace, in modern verse, and perceive the poet of today not unmindful of the lowly deed and the humble way in chanting the psalm of life.

Subject Area

Modern literature|Comparative literature

Recommended Citation

Braun, Paula Clara Schneider, "The Commonplace in Modern Poetry" (1932). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI29282617.