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"For The Children" - A Poetry Review
Review of Gary Snyder's poem "For the Children."
# 139278 | 750 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (Poetry)

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This paper describes the changing meanings for the poem For The Children by Gary Snyder. The poem is discussed in the context of Snyder's life philosophies and his collection of poems called Turtle Island, in which we can find For The Children. The poem is primarily about a set of suggestions for the best ways in which to interact with the earth in order to save it for the future.

From the Paper:

"In reading Gary Snyder's poem, For The Children, the first image that comes to mind is that of large hills or mountains that are almost impossible to climb. The first few lines of the poem, "The rising hills, the slopes,/ of statistics/ lie before us," bring together a sense of nature and also mathematics (Snyder 86); in reading these lines it is as if Snyder suggests that we must climb mountains of numbers that are incredibly high. We might picture a steep bell curve or other mathematical graph where the mountains are not made of rock, trees, and soil, but numbers that indicate the growing use of fossil fuels, cars, and overall..."

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