Study Guide

The Mind Is an Enchanting Thing Tough-o-Meter

By Marianne Moore

Tough-o-Meter

(6) Tree Line

This isn't a very long poem, but be sure to bring your hiking boots, parkas, and (above all) patience. Take your time with this poem and don't get discouraged. It is difficult. But after you've cleared up a few of the difficult words and references, you'll find the whole thing coming into focus. You're game for the challenge, right?