Freneau, Philip. "The Wild Honey Suckle".
The speaker addresses the flower and describes her in a very sensuous and also sympathetic way. The flower's blossom are filled with honey, the nature hid this flower in the shade by a murmuring stream. She cannot be trodden at, she cannot be plucked.
Yet, this flower which is even more beautiful than those of Eden, must perish. The autumn's cold will ruin the flower whose duration is but short.
- a poem of natural observation
- opulent portrayal of the blossom filled with honey
- pays tribute to the richness and fruitfulness of nature
- at the same time realizes the beauty of the flower but short lasting
AuthorFreneau, Philip. (1752 - 1832).
Full Title"The Wild Honey Suckle".
Frenau, Philip. "The Wild Honey Suckle". (1786). In: The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Ed. Nina Baym et al. NY: Norton, 1989.