This product is an at-a-glance analysis of the poem, 'A piece of earth' by Douglas Livingstone.
It unpacks the major features of the poem, including theme, rhetorical devices, imagery, style and structure.
There is also a short background on the poet and a discussion of this poem in the context of his work.
As a little-known poet/scientist Livingston wrote important poetry about the African wilderness, our relationship with the earth and the extraordinary creatures with whom we share it.
Please note the poem is reproduced here only as a vehicle for the notes. Hopefully the interpretations suggested in this analysis will help to guide some lively discussion and debate about the poem and its themes.
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