Louis Untermeyer, American poet and anthologist, was born in New York City. Although a respected poet and skilled parodist, he is known best for his anthologies, notably Modern American Poetry (1919),read more
Region of shiftless equilibrium,
The curtly undulating worlds
Weave insolently in your heart,
Like icily-forgotten tunes of atoms.5
Time, with a slanting hunger, gropes
And, in a virginal precision, takes your hand.
Circles, no longer arrogantly round,
But like a battered primrose dripping flame,
Are warps in nature.
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How many words is Shakespeare credited with adding to the English lexicon?Answer
Shakespeare is credited with either using in a novel way or introducing over 1,700 words to the English language. This represents about 10% of the vocabulary used in his writings.Previous Trivia Questions