poohbcarrot wrote:For my O levels I studied poetry about war and love. For some reason the following poem really moved me and I still remember it to this day. I don't know who wrote it and maybe I've got some of the words wrong, but;
The flowers left thick in the forest this eastertide,
Bring into mind the men, now far from home,
Who with their loved ones, should have picked them,
And will never do again.
poohbcarrot wrote:Trish wrote:His poetry is for the thinking man.
If the above is a line from a poem, then their is a 5% chance you could be right. But I see no inverted commas, and there is no name associated with it. So, I don't believe for one second that it is a line from a poem, so we are talking purely grammar. Grammatically speaking you are 100% wrong.
My dictionary, second and third entries under the word "man".
2. Uncountable noun. human beings as a group or from a particular period of history.
- the damage caused by man to the environment
- early/modern/Prehistoric man
3. Countable noun. (literary or old-fashioned) a person, either male or female.
- All men must die"
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