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Savannah Greulich 1.2.9 English 11 Sem 2 January 29, 2018 Grass By Carl Sandburg Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo. Shovel them under and let me work — I am the grass; I cover all. And pile them high at Gettysburg And pile them high at Ypres and Verdun. Shovel them under and let me work. Two years, ten years, and the passengers ask the conductor: What place is this? Where are we now? I am the grass. Let me work. “Grass” by Carl Sandburg is a poem that personifies grass. The poem is a short, but complex poem. It may be hard for some people to understand what he means by saying “I am the grass”, when I read this I interpreted it as he was saying he is like the grass, a metaphor, explaining that he does a lot and he is everywhere. The tone of this poem is direct and not sympathetic. According to penandthepad.com lines like “And pile them high at Gettysburg”,

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