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Analysis and comments on Ready to Kill by Carl Sandburg

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Comment 8 of 78, added on December 22nd, 2005 at 6:10 PM.

Yo Ray he was only in the military for a year at best and was never
actually in combat but other than that i agree with your idea.

Jeremy from United States
Comment 7 of 78, added on October 5th, 2005 at 10:52 AM.

this poem is pretty good. i thought it would be more like peoople were
actuallyu thinking of going to go kill others. oh, and by the way Stephanie
you spelled Ray's last name wrong, and also dude.

Sally from United States
Comment 6 of 78, added on July 10th, 2005 at 9:48 AM.

It is the soldier that Protects the freedom and maintians the peace.
Without a ready and willing military other professions become the drudgery
of slavery. Statues in a free society honor those who place thier lives in
harms way to protect the lives of those who plow the fields, bake our
bread, and man the markets.
Contemporary Poetry to honor, can be found at www.PoetPatriot.com.

PoetPatriot.com from United States
Comment 5 of 78, added on June 19th, 2005 at 8:23 PM.

"ray patterson" you really need to learn how to spell...because you have
what.. 5 spelling errors... i appreciate your comment...and i agree with
it..but shit dood. get a dictionary! honestly. i am probably half your age,
and i know how to spell appreciate, acknowledge, soldier, and
chose...hm...i don't know. whatever.

Stephanie from Zimbabwe
Comment 4 of 78, added on April 12th, 2005 at 1:29 PM.

I believe that this shows his liberal point of view, which in his believing
the man defending the country should be put behind the working man in the
country. Its a great anology, it really is.

billy from United States
Comment 3 of 78, added on February 3rd, 2005 at 8:32 PM.

I like and appreciate his thoughts, the people who clothe you and feed you
should be ahead of the person who kills.

Samantha from United States
Comment 2 of 78, added on January 24th, 2005 at 8:21 PM.

This poem was clearly affected by the many years he was in the army. The
poem leads me to believe that he didnt fell appreciated while doing the
many odd jobs he had. He was the farmer the miner the shop man the factory
hand ect. He wasnt deply appreciated untill he came back from the war then
he was the outstanding wonderful hard working man he always was.

Ray Paterson from United States
Comment 1 of 78, added on January 24th, 2005 at 8:06 PM.

Carl Sandburg's "Ready To Kill" is about the commen laborer of the world
simple not being appreacated, Insted of agnologing the workers of the world
they choses to agnologe the killers/soilders of the world.

Ray Paterson from United States

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Information about Ready to Kill

Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 53. Ready to Kill
Volume: Chicago Poems
- Chicago Poems
Year: 1912
Added: Feb 4 2004
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Poem of the Day: Dec 21 2010

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