The Echoing Green

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  • Created on: 11-04-13 16:40
  • This poem depicts a conventional village scene in which a whole days cycle is portrayed
  • Within it youth and age all have their parts to play alongside the birds and the other creatures of spring
  • The old shpherd still has a place in family and society although in the city he might be displaced or pensioned off
  • The artificiality within the city the children might be brought up in is implicitly contrasted with the 'natural' cycle of the countryside whereby children rest when they are tired
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