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Song of the Chattahoochee Summary & Study Guide

This Study Guide consists of approximately 28 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Song of the Chattahoochee.
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Lines 1-10

The Chattahoochee River begins in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Georgia, in Habersham County, and flows into Hall County (where the Buford Dam has since created Lake Lanier— named for the poet). From there, it flows southwest through Atlanta to Alabama, where it turns south, forming the Georgia-Alabama border. It ends at the southwest corner of Georgia bordering Florida, in another recently created lake, Lake Seminole, having watered the East Gulf Coastal Plain. Naturally, during its course, the river includes rapids and waterfalls, and its bed narrows and widens.

Line 4

This line is a masterful example of onomatopoeia, the sound of words imitating their sense. The alliteration of the r's mimics the roughness of rapids. Also, after the word "run," a slight pause slows the line to imitate hitting a rock, and "the rapid and leap" can be read rapidly to mimic the water returning...

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