While at Vassar, Crapsey also served as the class poet for three years. Crapsey was then sent to a private sanatorium in Saranac Lake, New York, where she remained until August November nights went to public schools in Rochester before enrolling at Kemper Hall, an Episcopalian college preparatory school in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in InCrapsey accepted another teaching position, this time at a preparatory school in Stamford, Connecticut, but her health worsened, and she returned to Europe to recuperate in December of She graduated four years later as valedictorian of her class, then enrolled at Vassar College, where she became close friends with fellow writer Jean Webster, who later based many of her spirited and colorful female characters on Crapsey.
Suffering from chronic fatigue an early sign of tuberculosisCrapsey left Kemper Hall in and traveled to Italy to study at the School of Classical Studies of the American Academy in Rome. Despite her continued poor health, she returned to the United States in to take a post at Smith College as an instructor of poetics.
Her first book of poems, Verse Manas Press,was published posthumously. It was during this time that Crapsey started feeling the first symptoms of November nights illness that would eventually take her life.
After graduating from Vassar inCrapsey spent a year at home in Rochester, then moved back to Wisconsin, where she taught literature and history at Kemper Hall from to Within the first year after Crapsey was born, her father became rector of St.
Hiding the news from her family, Crapsey continued teaching until she collapsed in July For the next three years, she lived in Italy, England, and France, during which time she underwent intensive study of meter and rhythm in English poems.
Three years later, her work on prosody, A Study in English Metrics, was published as well. In she continued her studies of prosody at the British Museum and began considering the possibility of publishing her work.
It was here that she composed her best poems and invented a new poetic form, the cinquain: That same year, she was diagnosed with tuberculosis.November Night By Adelaide Crapsey. Listen. With faint dry sound, Like steps of passing ghosts, The leaves, frost-crisp'd, break from the trees.
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