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Analysis and comments on Trees by Joyce Kilmer

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Comment 59 of 179, added on November 13th, 2010 at 11:57 AM.

My heart can sing again.
When ever I hear this poem it paints a picture of the tree and how glorius
and beautiful it is. Gods gift to us all.

Roselynn von Heister from United States
Comment 58 of 179, added on September 27th, 2010 at 10:57 PM.

i know this poem since when i was in high school.. my teacher taught me to
memorize this poem.. i dont know why but i easily catch up the meaning of
the lines and memorize it easily.. this has been my inspiration to continue
promoting the love in our nature.:)

arlene abotog from Philippines
Comment 57 of 179, added on December 16th, 2009 at 8:48 PM.

In Elementary school we use to sing trees in the auditorium, It wouild put
me in an amazing amosphere because of this poem being so beautiful. Ms.
Kilmer must have been in extraordinary amoration to have written such a
wonderful poem. I will remember it forever.

Wonder from United States
Comment 56 of 179, added on December 2nd, 2009 at 6:38 PM.

This is one of the most beautiful poems I have read. As I love trees,
particularly natives, this poem has a very special meaning for me. If only
more people could relate to and share these beautiful words.

christine howard from New Zealand
Comment 55 of 179, added on October 30th, 2009 at 12:12 PM.

This poiem is famous as a couplet. It should be presented in its proper
written form.

Olly Scroop from United States
Comment 54 of 179, added on September 17th, 2009 at 3:44 AM.

i really like your poem.Its very clear and very passionate.It really shows
how you look at how God created this things wonderfully!

jazz from Philippines
Comment 53 of 179, 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 179, 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 179, 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 179, 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

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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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