Study Guide

Meditation at Lagunitas Calling Card

By Robert Hass

Calling Card

Conversational Style

Do you notice how the Robert Hass poem "Meditation at Lagunitas" sounds a lot like a normal guy talking, except his sentences are broken up in verse? The sentences just start and end right in the middle of a line. It’s pretty typical for Hass,who has a very informal style. He’s also known for writing prose poems, which don’t even have line breaks. You can read about it here.

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