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Synonyms for broadaxe

a large ax with a broad cutting blade


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Opening with an atypically lyrical, almost rhyming stanza, "Song of the Broad-Axe" sets the tone by presenting the literal birth of its eponymous tool from a mother's womb: "Weapon, shapely, naked, wan!
Because "Song of the Broad-Axe" had rarely been translated into German in Becher's lifetime, we can pinpoint exactly what version Becher would have read: Karl Knortz's Walt Whitman: der Dichter der Demokratie (Walt Whitman: poet of democracy, 1899).
In "Song of the Broad-Axe," the perfect society is a city in permanent revolution and revulsion.
But behind them stands the knowledge that every line of "Song of the Broad-Axe" that so carefully naturalizes the axe and what it stands for is always only one slight skip of the eye, one translated phrase, away from revealing itself not as a new birth but as a gutting.
This edition titles the piece "Broad-Axe Poem"; the 1860 edition moves it into "Chants Democratic." In the 1867 edition, it was given the title it is known by today.
The 1856 edition of the poem begins with "BROAD-AXE" in place of "WEAPON." All direct citations from the poem are from this edition.
Wouldn't it be something if the publisher of a modem newspaper would kick over the traces and call his new creation the Broad-Axe of Freedom and The Grubbing Hoe of Truth?
"Broad-Axe Poem" ["Song of the Broad-Axe" in 1867]; 6.
"Song of the Redwood-Tree" and "Song of the Broad-Axe" are important for Handley's reading; while acknowledging the costs of the expansionist vision in these poems, Handley urges us to consider Aldo Leopold's understanding of such destruction as not inherently bad, but redeemable through contemplation: thinking about the costs of such destruction in each act of modifying nature would inhibit excessive and non-reciprocal modifications of the natural world.
"We saw chopping axes; broad-axes, hatchets, adzes, picks, sledge-hammers, hoes, cane-knives, Spanish-machetes, and a whole host of other tools passing through the different processes from the rough-bars of iron and steel, until they were polished like glass, finished and packed ready for transporting to the sales office in New York."