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The Cambridge History of English and American Literature
This article focuses on newspaper during 1175-1860.

Based on paragraph 3, what was the public's sentiment about published poetry?


Poetry was more appreciated than some of the editorials and letters that were published.


Poetry was able to channel the emotions of the time period better than any article could.


Poetry offered a sense of escapism from the news on the Revolutionary War.


Most published poetry was designed to be inspirational and was only found in the most developed areas of the country.

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