The Use Of Figurative Language In Carl Sandburg's Grass

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In Carl Sandburg’s Grass the ideology of how grass covers all evil in the world is portrayed. In the poem the speaker talks about the many wars in the history of the world, and how they are all covered up by the grass. The in lines two and six, “Shovel them under and let me work” is repeated showing how the speaker (the grass) covers up war by growing over the bodies of those lost in the war. Towards the end of the poem the speaker mentions how the passengers do not know where they are. This is because the grass covered up the tragic battles. In the poem Sandburg uses differing strategies along with critical tone to elucidate the horror and effect of war on society.
Throughout the poem there is a recurring use of figurative language along

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