Comment 3 of 3, added on June 19th, 2008 at 12:22 PM.
Benjamin Franklin is like a tree that Americans always find refuge in times
of conflicts. The poem is sad because it compares Benj to a dying tree that
has withstood all phenomena. Great men are hard to find a successor. Most
of the time the great ones die earlier than evil men.
Comment 2 of 3, added on February 12th, 2008 at 12:02 PM.
I believe, Christian, the he referred not to the butterfly, but to a
sovereign ruler of a kingdom, otherwise known as a "monarch".
Foy from United States
Comment 1 of 3, added on June 4th, 2007 at 3:07 PM.
Dear Mr. Philip Freneau I liked the poem you wrote "On The Death Of
Dr. Benjamin Franklin. But why do you have stuff on a Monarch butterfly
when it's suppose to be about Benjamin Franklin.
Christian A. Shanley
from United States