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Analysis and comments on Grass by Carl Sandburg

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Comment 44 of 134, added on December 8th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 43 of 134, added on June 10th, 2010 at 9:12 PM.
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I love this poem! It's one of my facourites. But can someone please tell me
a good website for annotations about 'Grass'?

Maddy from Australia
Comment 42 of 134, added on November 24th, 2009 at 5:06 PM.
cool

its gay

carmelo from Brazil
Comment 41 of 134, added on October 12th, 2009 at 8:24 AM.

This is quite a good poem. He uses symbolism throughout the poem. 8--D

Bob Saget from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Comment 40 of 134, added on May 6th, 2009 at 11:33 AM.

The poem "Grass" by Carl Sandburg sets as another example of his free verse
writing. He personified the grass as he gave it human qualities. The grass
says, "Shovel them under and let me work". Carl Sandburg used the grass as
something that covered up the past.

Joseph Alvaro from United States
Comment 39 of 134, added on May 7th, 2009 at 1:54 AM.

Carl Sandburg had joined the army in 1898 and saw no action his entire
service. However he was not one to close his eyes to the terrors of war and
blood shed. In his poem Grass, he speaks of how the dead are forgotten over
time, and he uses grass to symbolize an innocent cover up man’s brutality.

tom anderson from United States
Comment 38 of 134, added on May 7th, 2009 at 2:09 AM.

Though it is rather short, the poem grass goes far beyond its quantity.
Carl Sandburg wrote this poem in free verse which is a verse that usually
consists of unrhymed with no fixed metrical pattern. His style of free
verse is present throughout this piece, although he does use repetition in
the opening and closing of this poem. Sandburg makes direct references to
historical battles such as Gettysburg, where President Lincoln would make
his famous Gettysburg Address. Sandburg personifies the grass, and gives it
human characteristics; the grass has a voice, “let me work” it say’s, the
grass has the job of unifying the earth, so the world is reminiscent of
these battles and stay entwined; so even if two people are on opposite ends
of the world, they can relate by looking out their window and seeing the
grass.

Kristie Quigley from United States
Comment 37 of 134, added on May 7th, 2009 at 1:07 AM.

Grass talks about how the little things in life have a meaning. Like grass
covers us after we die and it makes the world a prettier place.

Diana Garcia from United States
Comment 36 of 134, added on May 6th, 2009 at 11:05 PM.

This Poem of Carl Sandburg reminds me of Walt Whitmans work Leaves of
Grass. They both describe the earth or the elements of earth as a person
not a thing. What is also shown his Carl's historian side whith describing
battles like Gettysburg, Ypres, and Verdun. On how they, the earth, just
took the soldies.

Juan Jaime from United States
Comment 35 of 134, added on May 7th, 2009 at 4:17 AM.

Carl Sandburg is a writer that always has a message in his poetry. Not just
a message for us to understand but a message that means something to him as
well. Carl Sandburg was a soldier and in "Grass" he relates battles in
America's past. He was showing that he will never forget get about the day
where American soldiers gave their life for this country.

Anthony Mangano from United States

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Information about Grass

Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 4. Grass
Volume: Cornhuskers
- Shenandoah
Year: 1918
Added: Feb 4 2004
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Poem of the Day: Aug 16 2007


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