Cane - Chapter 9 "Georgia Dusk" Summary & Analysis

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"Georgia Dusk" is a seven stanza poem that opens with a description of the sky as the sun sets. The imagery moves from the setting sun to the moon overlooking men singing and hounds barking. A sawmill sounds its whistle; the workday ends, and silence falls over the mill. Smoke rises up from the pile of sawdust and filters through the trees. A group of men sing heartily as they walk on the paths through a swamp. The rustling of pine needles in the wind complements the sounds of their voices. In the final stanza, the narrator calls to the singers to preach their Christian beliefs and inspire those around them.

In "Georgia Dusk," the end of the workday is described as a peaceful time when souls are reignited with faith and optimism. Three aspects are balanced within the poem: human life, nature and Christian faith...

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