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The Cry Of The Children

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Do ye hear the children weeping, O my brothers,
Ere the sorrow comes with years?
They are leaning their young heads against their mothers---
And that cannot stop their tears.
The young lambs are bleating in the meadows;
The young birds are chirping in the nest;
The young fawns are playing with the shadows;
The young flowers are blowing toward the west---
But the young, young children, O my brothers,
They are weeping bitterly!---

They are weeping in the playtime of the others
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kye Medhurst 27 February 2019

Can someone explain to me how marxist is seen in this poem with evidence

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Mystery Peep 02 April 2019

Please do your own homework.

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Deborah Cromer 02 February 2019

I love that she wrote a poem and made a difference with the attention it made. She did a great thing. Her feelings were her fuel to fire. Bravo on this one!

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Emmiasky Ojex 13 June 2018

Wow, this is such a painful reflection of the cries of children

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Frank Avon 04 October 2014

Hardly the sort of poetry Elizabeth Barrett is known for, but much more important. A social protest of an earlier age, powerful in its repetitive detail. Such protests, thank God, eventually proved effective.

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Child rights are to be given proper attention which the present world gives importance. The poem having such feeling the deprived children and their plight and crying wonderfully created in such a great poem and by the great poetess.

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Penky Yumnam 04 October 2013

i lije this poem, .. it brings me emotions

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Ayodeji Oluwaseun 04 October 2012

What a nice one, what a breathtaking one. am touched

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Kevin Straw 04 October 2012

Marvelous - read this and you will understand where the British welfare state comes from, and why the 19th century was such a rich recruiting ground for the political left - Marxism did not come out of an academic study but from the plight of these children. Had capitalism not been so red in tooth and claw during that period, Russia, China etc might have had very different histories.

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Karen Sinclair 04 October 2012

What strong pictures are thrust infront of me from this piece and they are so contrary. The poor emaciated child who has never seen ought but hardship and the preacher who is adored and feared by his flock. It must of been terribly hard for those who had compassion at the time. Its a shame these words still have relevance today

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Karen Sinclair 04 October 2012

What strong pictures are thrust infront of me from this piece and they are so contrary. The poor emaciated child who has never seen ought but hardship and the preacher who is adored and feared by his flock. It must of been terribly hard for those who had compassion at the time. Its a shame these words still have relevance today

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