Children in the apple tree

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Carolyn Coker Brandt (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Randall Jarrell

Abstract: The poems in this group do not share a conscious aim; if there is one theme it is the celebration of life. The poems see within the general motion a particular permanence: the poet says, Look at this. These poems begin in everyday experience. Their form is meant to be essentially a natural and colloquial form; they are intended to affect different people in different ways, giving to their readers the sense of plurality—of physical plurality, the thing seen from all sides, and of spiritual and emotional plurality, the thing seen in many ways. Most of these poems fall into three groups. The poems of the first group are those of discovery and acceptance: "The Fountain,” "The Pear Tree," "Allegro," "Rejoice For A Freshly Painted House," "I Sing Celebrating," "This Is Your Life..." and "The Sign Says...."

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Language: English
Date: 1955

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