Yukon's Gold Rush
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The paper shows how the poem "The Law of the Yukon" by Robert W. Service reflects the dreams of Yukon's gold rush. The paper discusses how Service makes many references to the harsh climate and inhospitable terrain of the Yukon that the gold miners faced. The paper also conveys Service's awe of the Yukon's natural beauty.
From the Paper:"Robert Service wrote many poems about the Yukon and the hardships as well as the excitement of the prospector's life and became to voice of the Yukon that represented the people that flocked to the gold rush. The Law of the Yukon describes the land of the Yukon as well as its inhabitants. Service describes the hardships of the life in the Yukon, stating that "only the String shall thieve", but the poem is also riddled with the excitement about the North and its mystique, particularly since the gold rush was more or less over by the time Service wrote about it. Service was not the only writer to focus his work on the great white north. Jack London also wrote many stories about the North as well as the Klondike gold-rush."
Sample of Sources Used:
- "Klondike Gold Rush". Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. 20 May 2007. 21 May 2007. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klondike_gold_rush
- "Gold fever". PBS Online. 1999. 18. May 2007. < http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/gold/>
- Service, Robert, W. The Law of the Yukon. 1907 and 1916.
Cite this Poem Review:
Yukon's Gold Rush (2008, June 09) Retrieved February 02, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/poem-review/yukon-gold-rush-104286/
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