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"Under The Harvest Moon" By Carl Sandburg

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blake riley

on 28 February 2014

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Transcript of "Under The Harvest Moon" By Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg was born in Galesburg, Illinois, on January 6, 1878
Parents emmigrated from North Sweden
Sandburg worked his way through school, where he attracted the attention of Professor Philip Green Wright, who not only encouraged Sandburg's writing, but paid for the publication of his first volume of poetry, a pamphlet called Reckless Ecstasy (1904).
About the Author
Meaning

The first stanza is about death and about when it comes, it brings along memories.
The second stanza is about love. It says that love brings curiosity with itself. It is about the harvest moon which appears near the time of August. during August, many things die, yet it is so beautiful.

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"Under The Harvest Moon"
Under the harvest moon,

When the soft silver
Drips shimmering
Over the garden nights,
Death, the gray mocker,

Comes and whispers to you
As a beautiful friend
Who remembers.

Under the summer roses
When the
flagrant crimson
Lurks in the dusk
Of the
wild red leaves,
Love, with little hands,
Comes and touches you
With a thousand memories,
And asks you
Beautiful, unanswerable questions
By Carl Sandburg
"Under The Harvest Moon"
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/28
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Sandburg
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/carl-sandburg
THE END
BY: Blake Riley

Personification
Analysis
Sandburg uses Personification to make the feeling of death feel more friendly. Sandburg also uses symbolism with the harvest moon to make the feeling of death and renewal more understandable. In addition, Imagery is used in "a garden under the moonlight, seasons beginning to change, and its beginning to rain."

Sandbug's tone is affectionate, tranquil, refreshing, and passionate. The mood in the poem switches when the topic changes from death to renewal. The theme of the poem seems to be that things are always better the second time,
Tone
Imagery
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