I like to see it lap the Miles
I like to see it lap the Miles Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
In the nineteenth century, the newfangled steam engine was a byword for power. Just imagine living in a world without planes, trains, and automobiles, where the fastest thing going was a speedy hor...
Man and the Natural World
The train itself may be the star of "I love to see it lap the Miles," but we shouldn't forget about the supporting actors – valleys and mountains that serve as the backdrop to the poem. By framin...
Have you ever really admired someone – a friend, a teacher, a celebrity – but had the uneasy feeling that, try though you may, you just might not like them very much? You know, you respect this...
Technology and Modernization
Though "I like to see it lap the Miles" doesn't overtly engage with the question of technology and modernization, it's definitely lurking in the background. This poem is a riddle to readers, just a...
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