|Subject||Anecdote of the Jar|
|Posted on||Thu Dec 10 02:23:45 1998|
In the first stanza the speaker put a jar in wild ground in Tennessee. And then there was an effect represented. This jar made " sloven wilderness " in good order. The wilderness attitude toward jar in stanza two is deferential and admiring. It " rose" and " sprawled" to the jar. The wilderness was no longer wild. It seemed that the wilderness knuckled under the jar. Compared with the wilderness, this jar was in a higher position. It gestured proudly in air. But in stanza three this situation changed. Although the jar was like a king "took dominion," it was " gray and bare." That means there was nothing worth of pound anymore. "Bare" means the content of the jar is empty and "gray" means the jar is dull and dreary. "It did not give of bird or bush" means the king can't devote to his land. The jar can not give birth to anything.
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