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Analysis and comments on Grass by Carl Sandburg

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Comment 4 of 574, added on April 8th, 2005 at 7:06 AM.

If you notice Sandburg uses places of important events in history.
Waterloo, Gettysburg these things were important, but for some reason I
can't remember why.

Abd from United States
Comment 3 of 574, added on February 8th, 2005 at 7:56 PM.

This poem is about dying and getting over it. It is a free verse poem.
They are basically saying that things are devistating, but life can and
must go on.

Anonymous from United States
Comment 2 of 574, added on October 28th, 2004 at 1:59 PM.

I really believe that this poem shows when given time all events are
eventually forgotten. "What place is this?", "Where are we now?", it all
shows that what was once a devastating event will be eventually forgotten
just like how we considered Pearl Harbor to be a major event and with time
most forgot about it unless they lived it.

Matt Stewart from United States
Comment 1 of 574, added on September 4th, 2004 at 6:41 PM.

"Grass" is a reminder that tragedies, even those of paramount importance,
are eventually forgotten with time. "What is this place? Where are we
now?", in this poem, grass evidences the working of time and nature to
erase and heal. Even watershed events are eventually erased from memory.
Bodies are buried, names and lives forgotten, the details of history are
forgotten: very gradually, erased from the surface of our awareness.
I am grass let me work.

Michelle Turner Unwin

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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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