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Analysis and comments on Sic Vita by Henry David Thoreau

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Comment 2 of 51, added on September 2nd, 2009 at 7:06 PM.

To understand the lines, perhaps looking at the whole stanza my help.
A nosegay which Time clutched from out those fair Elysian fields,
With weeds and broken stems, in haste,
Doth make the rabble rout
That waste the day he yields.

That makes the tumultuous crowd (of various personal ingredients)
-that lose their vitality the day he gives in.

I hope that helps.

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Poet: Henry David Thoreau
Poem: Sic Vita
Added: Feb 7 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jan 13 2013


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