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Deep Woods Summary
Howard Nemerov

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Deep Woods Summary


"Deep Woods" first appeared in The Salt Garden, Howard Nemerov's third collection of poetry, published by Little, Brown and Company, in 1955. Most critics agree that this book presented a turning point in the poet's focus and style, that it showed his poetic talent as unified and less rigid than the previous academic and heavily metered verse. "Deep Woods" is the final poem in the collection, and it aptly concludes a book in which the overall theme centers on Nemerov's fascination with how the human mind works, especially in comparison to the natural world. In his book, simply titled Howard Nemerov, critic Peter Meinke states that "Deep Woods" expresses the poet's "feeling about the hugeness and permanence of nature as against small impermanent man." This is a good description of the poem's central idea, but it does not address the manner in which Nemerov makes his point, and the manner...

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