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Analysis and comments on Gold in the Mountain by Herman Melville

Comment 6 of 6, added on July 28th, 2011 at 12:44 PM.

Walking in the presence of gtians here. Cool thinking all around!

Lakesha from Canada
Comment 5 of 6, added on December 9th, 2008 at 2:32 PM.

i love it

stephon from United States
Comment 4 of 6, added on February 18th, 2006 at 10:53 PM.

The poem is a simple expression of mans greed for needful things. Greed is
not heavenly. Simply because greed is not from heaven. Man is never
satified, enough is never enough. The poem is simple, and so is the
meaning. It could have been expressed much better.

R.Miller from United States
Comment 3 of 6, added on February 18th, 2006 at 10:31 PM.

This poem represents greed in a way that makes no sense. The poet uses what
I consider to be a cofusing analogy for greed and gold.

R.Miller from United States
Comment 2 of 6, added on April 19th, 2005 at 1:12 PM.

THis poem was awesome. Loved it lots.

Suzie from Fiji
Comment 1 of 6, added on April 19th, 2005 at 4:39 AM.

I like how this poem loses its meter after the first three lines.
The fourth line is awkward and the fifth is
difficult to spit out with the word "unsatisfied" right in the middle. It
seems to me like "Heaven having no
part" slows the poem down, almost to the verge of an uncomfortable stop and
then "And unsatisfied
men" is that uncomfortable stop. It's cool how these lines act like this
in the pronunciation of the poem,
but also (arguably) parallel the natural progression of such a situation,
such that "Heaven having no part"
disrupts peaceful, predictable, comfortable, etc. existence and that
"unsatisfied men" bring such
existence to a dead stop. Very cool.

ryan from United States

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Poet: Herman Melville
Poem: Gold in the Mountain
Added: Apr 13 2005
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Poem of the Day: Dec 14 2014

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