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In the poem "Grass," personification is demonstrated by the depiction of: a. dead bodies speaking. b. battle...

While I normally caution multiple choice questions to be answered with course text and instructor notes, I feel pretty safe on this one. Sandburg's "Grass" is known for its personification of the...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2013 2:31 am UTC

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What is the allusion used in "The Grass" and how does it function in this poem?

To understand the allusion used in Carl Sandburg's poem "Grass" one must understand what an allusion is. According to the eNotes site, an allusion is a reference, usually brief, often casual,...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2011 8:49 am UTC

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What does the speaker of the poem "Grass" say the grass does with sunshine?

In Carl Sandburg's poem "Grass," the speaker doesn't mention the sunshine at all, explicitly or implicitly. The poem is narrated from the perspective of the grass, which instructs an anonymous...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2019 10:41 am UTC

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How much does the reader need to understand about the allusions in "Grass" to appreciate their importance to...

Obviously, a reader who does not know any of the place names mentioned by Sandburg would probably not know what this poem is about. All are places where battles occurred in European and American...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2018 4:02 am UTC

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What does the following line from "Grass" by Carl Sandburg mean: "I am the grass; I cover all"?

Carl Sandburg's "Grass" is a short but powerful poem which utilizes the imagery of grass covering the dead of famous battles to represent the passage of time leading to healing or, arguably,...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2018 10:27 am UTC

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What is the figurative expression of this poem? What is the personality of the grass and how is it appropriate to the...

Throughout the poem, Carl Sandburg uses the literary device of personification. He identifies the grass as an active, living being with human-like emotions and thoughts. The poet also employs...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2019 3:02 am UTC

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How does the order of the allusions to battle determine the sequence? And how does it suggest the action of the grass...

Carl Sandburg wrote the poem “Grass” in 1918 when veterans, politicians, and ordinary people in Europe and the United States were confronting the immediate effects of the First World War. Told from...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2019 3:32 am UTC

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Connect "Grass" by Carl Sandburg to "Abandoned Farmhouse" by Ted Kooser. The connection may be a conflict or a theme,...

A common theme that connects Sandburg's "Grass" and Kooser's "Abandoned Farmhouse" is that facts prevail despite absence or death. When voices are silenced, factual evidence or historical facts...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2016 2:55 pm UTC

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