dooryard


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a yard outside the front or rear door of a house

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In 1961, Hammond would tell Bob Dylan he was sure Johnson had read Whitman, and he was right--Johnson had based "Come on in My Kitchen" on both the Mississippi Sheiks' "Sitting on Top of the World" and "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd.
His rhythm was present in the nursery bedroom, In the rank ailanthus of the April dooryard, In the smell of grapes on the autumn table, And the evening circle in the winter gaslight.
Certainly, the description might suggest a few higher-order concepts: visual interpretation, in that human describers have ascribed a particular shape (itself a symbolic interpretation of the human organ) to what is no doubt an imperfect floral iteration of it; literary precedent, given Whitman's earlier description of a lilac bush with heart-shaped leaves in "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd"; and perhaps love and generalized affect, read in the "heart" shape of the leaves.
Affirming the value of death, Whitman writes in his Leaves of Grass from the section "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd":
In "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," composed immediately after the assassination, Whitman asks,
Amid the ash of the brothers' former dooryard, the mountain lilac will bloom.
The lodges are adjacent to the homes of the families, who prepare meals made with vegetables, fruits, tubers, and grains from dooryard gardens that have been expanded with additional crop varieties.
Critics noted Beloved Renegade's elegiac quality--no surprise when you learn that Taylor drew on Whitman's life and work, including his heartbreaking farewell to Lincoln after his assassination, "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd.
The journey of Addie Bundren's coffin to Jefferson most conspicuously echoes Walt Whitman's 'Carrying a corpse to where it shall rest in the grave / Night and day journeys a coffin', in his elegy for Abraham Lincoln, 'When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd.
It is not, though, the sentimental affectation that Diffley identifies as the union of the northern hero and the southern heroine: "A rather fat soldier attempted to pilfer a horse from a dooryard [.
One arm in my coat, I stumbled outside into the cold, bootlaces slapping on the frozen dooryard.
Strauss's impassioned samplings from "Song of Myself" and "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" are arresting.
Trees overhang the roof: a white-washed fence divides the dooryard from the road.
This includes living fences, tenure demarcations, large urban forests, dooryard agroforest, and advanced pasture succession.