Shine, Perishing Republic


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  • Title
  • Paraphrase
  • Connotation
  • The poem title describes that it is about how America is fading
  • Attitude
  • America is becoming hard to live and make a living in because of materialism and industrialization
  • Shift
  • The new age of industrialization destroys the trees (home) . Furthermore to survive in America (especially in cities) is similar to a bubble in molten lava that pops but then hardens
  • Theme
  • The tone/ attitude of the speaker is of pessimism and that America is headed into darkness. Disillusion of America is also another attitude of the speaker
  • Poem shifts from how the materialism and industrialization affects nature to how it affects us as a whole society
  • The poem is about America and how it is losing its identity with nature/ freedom and reflects how materialism is a trap to the current generation. The Speaker wants to keep himself isolated from the corruption
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