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  • The Man with the Hoe
    These lines from Markham's "The Man with a Hoe" mean that working people have no spare energy or time for subjects that require intense thought and contemplation, such as the philosophical writings...

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    In Markham's "The Man with the Hoe," the man is bent over because of "the weight of the centuries" (line 1) that he bears and because of the weight of the "the burden of the world" (line 4), which...

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  • The Man with the Hoe
    The meaning of the second stanza of the poem is that the working person is being treated in an ungodly way--in a way that God never intended. While God created people to rule over the land and...

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  • The Man with the Hoe
    "The Man with the Hoe" deals with the conflict between the working class and the ruling, moneyed class, the "masters, lords and rulers in all lands" (line 31). Markham provides a very strong...

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  • The Man with the Hoe
    The painting shows a laborer or farmer in a field, resting for a moment on his hoe. If you glance at the field behind him, you won't envy the backbreaking work he has put into his day. I am going...

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  • The Man with the Hoe
    The poet describes the man with the hoe as a pitiful and pitiable figure. He is bowed down 'with the weight of centuries' and carries the 'burden of the world' on his back. Continuous, crushing...

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  • The Man with the Hoe
    I am assuming that you are asking about Edwin Markham's poem, which is based on a painting with the same title. The man in the poem is clearly meant to be a man for all time, representing ancient...

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  • The Man with the Hoe
    "The Man with the Hoe" by Edwin Markham was triggered by a painting of the same name, by Jean-Francois Millet, and I have included a link to the painting, so you can see what a vivid representation...

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  • The Man with the Hoe
    “The Man With the Hoe” has two audiences, and throughout the poem poet Edwin Markham shifts smoothly from one to the other. The first audience is anyone, or more specifically, anyone who is...

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  • The Man with the Hoe
    There are two answers to this question--two related answers, that is. The first is that in this poem Edwin Markham is responding to a painting: “L’homme à la houe” by Jean-François Millet,...

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  • The Man with the Hoe
    In Edwin Markham's poem "The Man with the Hoe" the two social classes of people mentioned are the labor class and the land-owning/ruling class. The central conceit of the poem is that the man...

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    Both Edwin Markham's poem "The Man with the Hoe" and Shakespeare's Sonnet 29 speak of mankind's agony when he is in a state of suffering and strife. Yet, one difference is that Markham's poem...

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  • The Man with the Hoe
    The bent body of the man with the hoe signifies that he is one of a multitude who have labored beyond their strength to support the whims and desires of 'masters, lords and rulers in all lands.' He...

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  • The Man with the Hoe
    Edwin Markham's poem "The Man with the Hoe" was inspired by the painting L'homme à la Houe by Jean-François Millet, which depicts just what the title says: a man with a hoe. But of course it is...

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    The tone of the poem is angry and challenging. It appears to me to be lashing out at God and the world for what they have done to the working people. It says that the working people have been...

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  • The Man with the Hoe
    "The Man with the Hoe" is a poem of social protest. It describes a poor man who is digging with a hoe. The poet describes how this man has been working so hard and for so long that his emotions...

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  • The Man with the Hoe
    Edwin Markham's (1852-1940) "The Man With the Hoe" is a famous poem inspired by the painting L'homme à la houe by Jean Francois Millet (1814-1875). It was first read in public at a New Year's Eve...

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    "The Man with a Hoe" is an impassioned protest and lament on behalf of those in servitude, which gives voice, through one symbolic laborer, to the description of what workers become when yoked to...

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  • The Man with the Hoe
    You'll find an excellent summary of the poem at the link pasted below.Markham was inspired to write this poem by Jean-Francois Millet's painting L'homme a la houe (Man with a Hoe). I've included a...

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