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Analysis and comments on Trees by Joyce Kilmer

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Comment 66 of 173, added on September 13th, 2011 at 9:09 PM.

Back in 1963, this poem came up in my A-Level GCE question paper. I did not
recognise it even though the Paul Robeson record had been played ad nauseam
on the radio, and my critique tore it to shreds as simplistic, childish and
obvious - I recall saying something really smart like "one can only agree
with the penultimate line and the last line is self evident." Still, I
passed the exam, so maybe the marker agreed!

David from Australia
Comment 65 of 173, added on February 25th, 2011 at 5:37 PM.
"Trees" by Joyce Killmer

The meaning behind the poem is clear. We should appreciate through our
reasoning that there is a Power far greater than us that gives us life and
happiness. Know that you should be thankful for your life and that you
should respect all people and things. There are far too many people who
dont know this and wrongly do what suits them without regard for others.

Joseph Buczek from United States
Comment 64 of 173, added on January 29th, 2011 at 10:04 PM.
teaching Trees to my son

Trees was always one of my favorites,so when my son was in the 3rd grade,
he asked me to help him learn it for a school class assignment. He learned
it quickly, and within an hour,said he like to try it by himself!You can
imigine my pride, as he said each line with true expression, but the last
two lines brought tears to my eyes, along with the pride, when he said
"Poems are made by fools like me, BUT NOBODY !! CAN MAKE A
TREE--LIKE--G-O-D ! ! !

kathryn mcwhorter from United States

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Information about Trees

Poet: Joyce Kilmer
Poem: 3. Trees
Volume: Trees and Other Poems
Year: 1914
Added: Aug 7 2004
Viewed: 1870 times

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