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The Green Roads
Posted by: Sheep_in_fog (75.106.215.---)
Date: November 19, 2007 04:36PM

Help please, I'm in AP LIT and my teacher has given the class a final, to pick two poets and pick three poems to analyze, I picked my two. Now I'm in trouble because I understand this poem "The Green Roads" by Edward Thomas but I cannot put it into analyzing mode for me to write what it means. If somebody could just help me sort it out, that'd be great!

The green roads that end in the forest
Are strewn with white goose feathers this June,

Life marks left behind by someone gone to the forest
To show his track. But he has never come back.

Down each green road a cottage looks at the forest.
Round one the nettle towers; two are bathed in flowers.

An old man along the green road to the forest
Strays from one, from another a child alone.

In the thicket bordering the forest,
All day long a thrush twiddles his song.

It is old, but the trees are young in the forest,
All but one like a castle keep, in the middle deep.

That oak saw the ages pass in the forest:
They were a host, but their memories are lost,

For the tree is dead: all things forget the forest
Excepting perhaps me, when now I see

The old man, the child, the goose feathers at the edge of the forest,
And hear all day long the thrush repeat his song.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/19/2007 04:37PM by Sheepinfog.

Re: The Green Roads
Posted by: Sheep_in_fog (75.106.215.---)
Date: November 19, 2007 04:47PM

? Please anyone? I cannot process it.

Re: The Green Roads
Posted by: Sheep_in_fog (206.110.228.---)
Date: December 05, 2007 01:53AM

My my gracious this fourm seems to suck.

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