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There are a lot of writers who write about the nature Nature is an endless treasury of symbolism allegory and it can surely inspire poets to use those tools to describe their feelings or to bring their messages to humanity I would like to examine two short poems and to see how each author uses nature as a tool in his work The first one is Grass by Carl Sandburg This is a poem about the evil of the war It is told from a natures point of view the grass is who is speaking It is very symbolic the nature is seen like a mother who covers all what her bad children had done She cries but full of tears still does her job The poem was written in 1918 the last year of World War One People were devastated the general mood of the society tired of War was very pessimistic The structure of the poem reflects the situation after the war- the total mental devastation and destruction of the ordinary people It has neither rhythm nor rhyme it looks like a short conversation piece but its content is very poetic The poem is simple but it is well understood by both intellectuals and ordinary people as well The phrases are short but clearly expressed and easy understandable There battles mentioned in the poem are well known and the author deliberately uses battles from different countries in order to touch more people all over the world Sandburg sees the grass as an allegory for a mother It is like a power that observes humanity and covers its crimes It does not want to judge people like a mother who always forgives her children It simply covers all I am the grass I cover all Let me workSandburg Robert Frosts poem Nothing Gold Can Stay is different He sees he nature
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