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Discuss the theme of destruction of the natural world in "The Flower-fed Buffaloes" by Vachel Lindsay

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In "The Flower-Fed Buffaloes," Vachel Lindsay mourns the disappearance of buffaloes from the American environment.   Millions of buffalo (or, perhaps more correctly, bison) were slaughtered in the 19th century.

Lindsay romanticizes the buffalo by referring to them as "flower-fed," thus contrasting them with the environment that replaced them: locomotives, wheat fields, and "Wheels and wheels and wheels spin[ning] by."

Lindsay also...

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