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Adelaide Crapsey


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Adelaide Crapsey (September 9, 1878 – October 8, 1914) was an American poet. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was raised in Rochester, New York, daughter of Episcopal priest Algernon Sidney Crapsey, who had been transferred from New York City to Rochester, and Adelaide T. Crapsey.

She attended public school in Rochester, and then Kemper Hall, an Episcopal girls' preparatory school in Kenosha, Wisconsin, before entering Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where she was class poet for three years and editor-in-chief of the Vassarion in 1901, the year she graduated.

That same year her sister Emily died, and Adelaide delayed starting her teaching career for a year. In ... more »

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  • ''These be
    Three silent things:
    The falling snow ... the hour
    Before the dawn ... the mouth of one
    Just dead.''
    Adelaide Crapsey (1878-1914), U.S. poet. "Cinquain: Triad." The "cinquain" was a poetic form, originated by Crapsey, comprising five unrhyming lin...
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