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American Primitive: Poems Chapter Summary & Analysis - Clapp's Pond, Tasting the Wild Grapes, John Chapman, First Snow and Ghosts Summary

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Clapp's Pond, Tasting the Wild Grapes, John Chapman, First Snow and Ghosts Summary

In "Clapp's Pond", Clapp's Pond sprawls three miles through the woods. Pheasants fly, and a doe gallops away. In the evening, it rains, and the narrator tosses more logs on the fire. Sometimes she feels that everything closes up, causing the sense of distance to vanish and the edges to slide together. She lies in bed, half asleep, watching the rain, and feels she can see the soaked doe drink from the lake three miles away. In "Tasting the Wild Grapes", the red beast will not come out for anything, but sometimes he will explode from underfoot if one walks quietly through the woods. One will forget to be quiet and rush to name the beast with a sound rather than a word: the fox...

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