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Analysis and comments on Iron by Carl Sandburg

Comment 9 of 9, added on August 6th, 2014 at 6:11 AM.
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lyRIel Fantastic post.Much thanks again. Will read on...

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Comment 8 of 9, added on July 18th, 2014 at 9:49 PM.
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HPYt2G Thanks for the blog article.Really thank you! Great.

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Comment 7 of 9, added on April 12th, 2014 at 9:25 PM.
Thank you. I try to

Thank you. I try to write on topics raenvelt to all of us, something that
we can all relate to in one way or another. I also very much appreciate
your feedback and your support for my blog.Always adventurous,L.A.N

Arlenny from Trinidad and Tobago, Republic
Comment 6 of 9, added on May 14th, 2012 at 8:53 AM.
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Ya me too

Travis Smith from United States
Comment 5 of 9, added on August 22nd, 2010 at 4:37 AM.

this poem is really good :D

Sarah Murphy from United Kingdom
Comment 4 of 9, added on August 22nd, 2010 at 4:37 AM.

this poem is really good :D

Sarah Murphy from United Kingdom
Comment 3 of 9, added on October 3rd, 2009 at 5:14 AM.

I particularly think the last line is wonderful. It says so much to the
reader...
"The shovel is brother to the gun"
this one line ties up the whole poem, the first stanza tells the story of
soldiers at war fighting with guns made from iron. Some of these soldiers
will die, and there graves will be dug by the same iron that killed them,
but it will be in the form of a shovel -
[second stanza]
"Scooping out oblong vaults,
Loosening turf and levelling sod"
Basically the line is saying you cant have one without the other; you
cannot have guns without the consequence of a shovel. hence ... THE SHOVEL
IS BROTHER TO THE GUN

Just to let you know i'm 14. & I hate poetry.. we have to do a presentation
on a war poem for our English lit. exam, this just helped me a bit. i hope
it makes seance and may help others.

Sophie Harding from United Kingdom
Comment 2 of 9, added on February 1st, 2006 at 6:42 PM.

i, indeed am a great Sandburg fan. i love all of his works, including
Grass. This poem reveals a relationship between the killer and the cleaner.

Packman89 from United States
Comment 1 of 9, added on March 31st, 2005 at 10:14 AM.

This poem is really good.It tells how the soldiers go out and fight the war
with guns and the shoveles dig a grave for the soldiers that died.

Jacob Williams from United States

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Information about Iron

Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 3. Iron
Volume: Chicago Poems
- War Poems (1914-1915)
Year: 1914
Added: Feb 4 2004
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