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Analysis and comments on Grass by Carl Sandburg

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Comment 14 of 574, added on February 7th, 2006 at 9:36 AM.

this is good


jumperoo from United States
Comment 13 of 574, added on January 24th, 2006 at 5:45 PM.

i think this poem is about dying and getting over it. Devistating things
happen but life still goes on.

Vanna
Comment 12 of 574, added on December 7th, 2005 at 9:12 AM.

i love this poem who the grass is the soldiers memories and the \y died on
this grass and know covers them after they have died

jessie from United States
Comment 11 of 574, added on November 21st, 2005 at 7:52 AM.

This is a good poem, but I know for a fact that half the battles aren't
Napolianic. Gettysburg is civil war, and Ypres and Verdun are both WWI.
Tohru needs to check his sources.

Nick from United States
Comment 10 of 574, added on September 21st, 2005 at 7:14 AM.

I think this poem is about our eager to forget "bad" things. "Grass" means
memory. In the moment something unpleasant occurs, we start at once
"working" on it, so that the bad memories will eventually go away.

Emilie N from Norway
Comment 9 of 574, added on September 20th, 2005 at 11:21 AM.

this poem was awesome

jack from United States
Comment 8 of 574, added on June 2nd, 2005 at 10:34 AM.

I was told to compare my analysis with others', and it turned out quite
well. It seems to me that the poem is about, as many others said, how
eventually, so-calledly 'important' things are erased and forgotten. I'm
almost positive that the battles are connected because they all involved
Napolean. (...research) In fact, there was another poem by Mr. Sandburg
that I read immediately afterward that was all about Napolean. Coincedece?
(sp?) ...I think not...

Tohru from United States
Comment 7 of 574, added on May 20th, 2005 at 8:22 AM.

Ineresting! after I got back from my world literature class and done
reading a Haiku by Basho, I found things in common in those two poems; war
glorious, and the grass being the witness.

Derek Chen from Taiwan
Comment 6 of 574, added on May 5th, 2005 at 1:47 AM.

I read this poem long ago and was impacted by the simple message of
indifference I came away with. Several years have passed since both of my
grandparents were killed together and their estate has remained untended
until just recently when I bought the property. Looking around, I saw how
nearly everything had been overgrown and choked with weeds and grass. Gone
were the flower borders, the berry patches, and the vegetable gardens that
they used to keep so meticulously. Immediately I thought of the line 'I am
grass; I cover all'. I was reminded that even our most sacred of places,
whether they be battlegrounds or back yards, are still just pieces of earth
and eventually fall victim to the insidious forces of Mother Nature.

Jon Handel from United States
Comment 5 of 574, added on April 24th, 2005 at 6:58 PM.

Simply put, an incredible poem.

Joel V 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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