The last line of the poem "Enterprise," "Home is where we have to gather grace,"  Explain.    

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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The conclusion of the poem "Enterprise" by Nissim Ezekiel brings the pilgrims full circle to their original purpose.  At the beginning of the poem, the pilgrims journeyed out to "exalt minds" and observe beauty, but as their pilgrimage intensifies in difficulty, they lose their sense of purpose. 

The final line of Ezekiel's poem reminds the reader that sometimes the most important answer and truth resides at "home."  Ezekiel uses the extended metaphor of a journey to express the ways in which people go searching for answers outside themselves, when in reality, they need to look inward to themselves and their own hearts and minds.

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