Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Along Lake Michigan

The poem to me was somewhat of a sad story. The four young woodchucks are helpless. they cannot survive without their mother. The man is so saddened by what he sees, he seems like he is angry that cars just keep driving by doing nothing. The feeling of helplessness in my opinion is the main idea of the poem and the helplessness of the young woodchucks saddens the man who sits and counts the cars as they pass by.

1 comment:

Lauren said...

I also believe that the main theme of this poem was helplessness and loneliness. "But the patches of fur come suck their dead mother." I felt strongly about this quotes and believed that it means that although their mother is dead she will always have a place in the heart and will always be remembered.