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Analysis and comments on Trees by Joyce Kilmer

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Comment 53 of 173, added on March 8th, 2009 at 6:17 AM.

It simply refer to us human beings the tree.He uses personification one of
the figure of speeches.I always remember the time when we had our morning
devotional and evening worship. In these we are communicating with God
especially the time He had given us another day to enjoy, for protecting ud
hroughout the night slumber. Indeed, it is true that only God only had a
perfect cration...

ariel jay magtuba from Philippines
Comment 52 of 173, added on February 22nd, 2009 at 3:49 AM.

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

Analysis [My own word] :
This poem is very good and ‘Song is good too’

In Joyce Kilmer’s Poem, he use many different poetry technique, such as
rhythm, and similes. Using rhyming words Kilmer able to give his poem a
rhythm. [ I have underline what is the rhyming word ]
The part 1, Joyce Kilmer is able to describe the tree is same like people.
“People need Milk from their Mum breast and The trees need water and sun to
grow up.”
In part 2, Joyce Kilmer tell “the trees always Praying God every day, with
The tree leafy arms to pray”
In part 3, Joyce Kilmer uses word like "A tree that may in summer wear a
nest of robins in her hair".He have using the word Hair and Wear give his
Poem more interesting. And he describe in every Summer the Robin (The Bird)
on the top of the trees. The bosom snow (the tree) has been fell down. And
the trees who is lives with rain.
In part 4, Joyce Kilmer is able to that “Anything that man creates is not
as nearly as wonderful as what God creates”

John Huynh
Comment 51 of 173, added on September 25th, 2008 at 3:17 PM.

My mum used to sing this poem as she did the housework.
When she visited her sister,both would sing it as a duet
round the piano.
As a boy it made me think about the wonder of God's creation. Now I know
the wonder of His salvation.
Thank you mum.

Joe Tregoning from United Kingdom
Comment 50 of 173, added on July 22nd, 2008 at 7:11 PM.

During my high school days, the poem that was written by Joyce Kilmer is
very nice and excellent. For me, trees serve as the lungs of our planet.
Trees also provide cooling shade, block cold winds, attract birds and
wildlife, purify our air, prevent soil erosion, clean our water, and add
grace and beauty to our surroundings and communities. To improve health and
harmony with nature all citizens in the world must plan trees, a
tree-growing and tree-caring activities are part of civic duty of every
citizen to help in the global challenge to combat climate change and global

Dr. Eduardo C. Bacaltos from Philippines
Comment 49 of 173, added on February 25th, 2008 at 4:31 AM.


ANDROO from Philippines
Comment 48 of 173, added on July 31st, 2007 at 2:50 PM.

I read the poem " Trees" in my English literature textbook when I was in
junior high. I came across it again when in Music lesson we sang a song
the lyric of which is this poem. All the time, I thought the poem is the
work of Henry Wordsworth Longfellow until a few days ago when I learned
from the TV news that a library in New Brunswick , NJ, was dedicated to
Kilmer, who is the author for this famous poem.

M. Wu from United States
Comment 47 of 173, added on June 5th, 2007 at 1:48 PM.

I am caring for my 94 year old grandmother, who has alzheimers dementia,
and when she looks out my window at a lovely weeping pepper tree, she
begins reciting parts of your poem. She wasn't able to recall of the words,
so thru a search a found this lovely poem. It isn't much, but to her, it
makes her day, everyday.


Trees from United States
Comment 46 of 173, added on May 29th, 2007 at 10:04 PM.

I loved this poem! Definetly in one of my top favorites!

Cassie Smith from United States
Comment 45 of 173, added on May 21st, 2007 at 9:33 AM.

I had always that it was a beautiful poem. But I had an English professor
who said that it was a bad poem. She had picked it apart piece by piece
and pointed out all of the flaws. For instance, she pointed out how
ridiculous it was to imagine the Earth having a breast. But I believe you
shouldn't coldly analyze poetry piece by piece. You should let the poetry
take control of your emotions and let it run wild. Then you will feel what
the poet intends you to feel.

William from United States
Comment 44 of 173, added on May 16th, 2007 at 1:17 PM.

I am a University student asked to anaysises "Trees" in relataion to an
essay saying it was a 'bad' poem. Personally, i think it is beautiful and
the words flow as easily and as gently as the wind blowing through a tree.

Juliana from South Africa

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Information about Trees

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