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Comment on the interesting use of punctuation in the poem "The Flower-fed Buffaloes." Mainly in lines 4 and 12.

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Line 4 ends with a semicolon. Semicolons can be used to join two independent clauses. In this case, lines 1-4 are joined to lines 5-8. The first four lines describe the changes of the landscape; the buffaloes used to roam where the trains now sing. Lines 5-8 add to the description of that landscape.

Line 12 ends with a colon. Colons are usually followed by a list or example that is related to the...

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