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joyce kilmer and poetry

In Joyce Kilmers, trees”, Kilmer uses many different poetry techniques, such as personification, rhythm, and similes. Using certain rhyming words Kilmer was able to give her poem a rhythm. In her poem she uses phrases like “A tree that may in summer wear a nest of robins in her hair”(Kilmer). Having used the words hair and wear give her poem a nice beat. One example of a simile that she uses is “I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree”. Having used a simile, she gives the reader an idea of how great she thinks a tree or anything in general made by God is. Throughout the poem Kilmer uses personification. Creating a feeling that the tree is alive and with emotion. She says “A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed against the earth’s sweet flowering breast” and “ A tree that looks at God all day and lifts her leafy arms to pray.” By writing this poem Kilmer was trying to say that anything that man creates is not as nearly as wonderful as what God creates. Not even if it is as simple as a tree. “Poems are made by fools like me, but only God can make a tree.”(Kilmer) ...

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