Woodchucks by maxine kumin the food from our mouths, i said, righteously thrilling to the feel of the 22, the bullets' neat noses i, a lapsed pacifist fallen from grace puffed with darwinian pieties for killing, now drew a bead on the little woodchuck's face. Maxine kumin is the author of 18 collections of poetry, from her first collection, halfway, published in 1961 when she was 36 years old to her final collection, and short the season, published in 2014 after she died at the age of 88. Maxine kumin wrote some lines in this poem, which offer a little bit of humor to the chase as it seems to be as the woodchuck has outsmarted the speaker as a result of their overconfidence maxine kumin paid too much attention to the first stanza and to the whole poem as well. Woodchucks is a famous poem by maxine kumin gassing the woodchucks didn't turn out rightthe knockout bomb from the feed and grain exchangewas featured as merciful, quick at the boneand the case.
- the poem “woodchucks” by maxine kumin is about a person who considers himself a peaceful farmer and how he becomes the opposite of who he was he is desensitized to the point where he can justify to himself a mass extermination of an entire population of woodchucks, but the writer seems to imply that this is a flaw of humans. Woodchucks, by maxine kumin, is an exploration of the dehumanization of a man when he can begin to justify mass extermination to himself and his conscience rather than a specific comparison to one event in history, this is an overall commentary on the effect hatred has on the soul of any human being. “traveling through the dark” by william e stanford and “woodchucks” by maxine kumin a man must make the choice of nature and its ways both poems have their similarities and differences.
In the poems, “woodchucks” by maxine kumin, and “the early purges” by seamus heaney, two drastic examples of killing an animal is discussed although both of these poems discuss the killing of animals one is about the extermination of “pests” and the other is the killing of a family pet. Mezzo cammin: maxine kumin pennsylvania--a suburb of philadelphia--maxine kumin grew up in a reform jewish household, the youngest of four children and the only daughter her father was a pawnbroker who ran a very profitable business woodchucks, one of kumin's most anthologized poems, is written in the persona of the hermit, a. Woodchucks by maxine kumin gassing the woodchucks didnt turn out right the knockout bomb from the feed and grain exchange was featured as merciful quick at the bone and the page. Maxine kumin homework help questions what is the poem woodchucks by maxine kumin about this poem is about attempts to eradicate woodchucks from a garden on a literal level. In the poems, “woodchucks” by maxine kumin, and “the early purges” by seamus heaney, two drastic examples of killing an animal is discussed although both of these poems discuss the killing of animals one is about the extermination of “pests” and the other is the killing of a family.
Literary analysis: the gardener is trying to remove the wood chucks by using the poison she uses in the beginning fails the gardener thought pacifying the woodchucks through the sedation of a merciful sleep of death after being assured it would work. Born as maxine winokur in germantown, philadelphia on june 6th, 1925 woodchucks by maxine kumin what i learned i don't want to write poems that aren't necessary. A literary analysis of human nature in woodchucks by maxine kumin pages 2 words 1,027 view full essay more essays like this: analysis of human nature, woodchucks, maxine kumin not sure what i'd do without @kibin - alfredo alvarez, student @ miami university exactly what i needed.
Woodchucks “woodchucks” by maxine kumin is a poem that describes the gardener annoying and disturbing situation with woodchucks in his farm woodchucks were eating and destroying vegetables therefore, he really attempted to get rid of them and solve his problem. In the park is a famous poem by maxine kumin you have forty-nine days betweendeath and rebirth if you're a buddhisteven the smallest soul could swimthe english channel in that timeor climb, like a. Woodchucks by maxine kumin an analysis simmons,ryder period 5b march 13, 2015 poetic devices metaphor - maxine kumin uses metaphor to compare woodchucks to jews during the holocaust, for example if only they'd all consented to die unseen gassed underground the quiet nazi way(lines 29-30. Woodchucks poem essay 652 words | 3 pages “eliminating the pest” in the poem “woodchucks” by maxine kumin, the speaker is in her garden and is annoyed with some woodchucks that are eating and destroying the produce in the garden.
During an initial read of maxine kumin’s poem, woodchucks, a reader can infer that the poem is about a farmer who is trying to kill woodchucks that are infiltrating his garden and destroying his crops however, after reading the poem closely and analyzing the various poetic tools that kumin employs, it is evident that “woodchucks” is more than a poem about a vengeful farmer it is a. The first tone poem i chose was woodchucks by maxine kumin it can be found on pg 843 of the norton when i read this poem through the first time it didn't quite catch my attention until the very last sentence: if only they'd all consented to die unseen/ gassed underground the quiet nazi way. Published: thu, 28 sep 2017 “woodchucks” by maxine kumin – essay in this poem “woodchucks”, maxine kumin sketches a canvas of a situation where a frustrated farmer is trying to get rid of the woodchucks.
Start studying eng 102 - poetry test learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Woodchucks - gassing the woodchucks didn't turn out right gassing the woodchucks didn't turn out right gassing the woodchucks didn't turn out right close fullscreen jump to navigation on june 6, 1925, maxine kumin was born in philadelphia she received her ba and ma from radcliffe college. भारतीय उच्च न्यायालय l high court of india l important facts regarding competitive exams - duration: 8:27. Before winning the 1973 pulitzer prize, before bolstering the representation of women in contemporary poetry during her tenure as us poet laureate, from 1981-82, maxine kumin began a fruitful.
Maxine kumin’s, woodchucks provides an interesting and creative perspective into the mind state of those influenced by nazi warfare what begins as a seemingly humorous cat and mouse hunt, reminiscent of such movie classics as caddyshack, soon develops into an insatiable lust for blood. In both poems “traveling through the dark” by william stafford, and “woodchucks” by maxine kumin are comparing humans to different things “traveling through the dark” compares the doe, car, and man and how they each conflict with each other in “woodchucks” it is comparing the conflicts between man and man with the allusion of a [. Andrea callejas ap english literature december 1, 2015 tpcastt: “woodchucks” by maxine kumin tpcastt: poem analysis method: title, paraphrase, connotation, diction, attitude, tone, shift(s), title revisited and theme title before you even think about reading the poetry or trying to analyze it, speculate on what you think the poem might be about based upon the title. The speaker in maxine kumin's poem, woodchucks, is a lapsed pacifist who has been turned into a hawkeye-killer by a family of marauding woodchucks that destroys her garden what really bothers her, however, is not just that she has killed, but the discovery that she finds a certain joy and exhilaration in doing it.