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Unformatted text preview: Clara Mbamalu English 1302 Professor Fussell November 7 th , 2011 Trees The poems “A Young Birch” by Robert Frost and “Dulcimer Maker” by Carolyn Forche describes how trees are used by man in one way or the other to achieve a refined object that man utilizes in his society for pleasure or otherwise. These poems emphasize the importance and necessity of raw materials and how they are utilized to create a refined matter used in everyday life of a person. In “Dulcimer Maker” the author describes its main character as using trees, specifically black oak to “…build a lute for music” (Forche 19). The poem describes how he shapes and designs the wood material to the shape of the musical instrument he wants to create. He continues to refine this raw material to create an object that would create something pleasing to the ear. This shows the importance of trees and nature in itself. This man is utilizing the wood an object of nature to create music, not just any ordinary music but one that “no one has...
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- Fall '11
- Music, Musical instrument