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without hard work nothing grows but weeds

C. Explicitly introduce poem and author- My Poem is To be of use by Marge Piercy found on page 8 of the green packet.

A. Quote/Attention getter- “Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds” was once said by Gordon B. Hinckley, the 15th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

A. Literal meaning explained- The poem is about Marge Piercy, and how she likes hard working people. Throughout the course of the poem, the speaker talks in a first person perspective. They continue to describe the people and how they work as well as describing the want of working with them. The speaker is a spectator to the fields and their workers

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B. Connector- Hard work is a necessity for everyone to live comfortably, but for some, beauty can be found in it.

B. Figurative meaning explained- The poem is about how we all should each find our unique purpose and we should all strive to be of use. “The pitcher cries for water to carry and a person for work that is real.” This part emphasizes how people feel about work. Work done by them should be worth it, or “real”, because of the difficulty of the work. Every action should have a reason for it, otherwise it is as useless as Hopi vases and Greek amphoras being put into museums, even though they were meant to be used. However, hard work is rewarding in of itself because of the result. “The thing worth doing well done has a shape that satisfies, clean and evident.”

Without hard work nothing grows but weeds

I would need more context to be certain, but I believe that the quote you provided is intended as a metaphor. The message is that only through hard work can one succeed. If you sit around doing nothing all day, you will not grow as an individual.

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All good things, need hard work/effort to prosper.

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If you have a garden, and you don’t constantly nurture it, the plants you intend to grow will die, while the weeds take over the garden. If you want to grow the plants you intended, you need to work at your garden: watering, weeding, and maintaining.

“Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.” – Gordon B. Hinkley

Weeds grow without any effort but they are unwanted, however anything good needs hard work, be it flowers, a career or a relationship.

Without hard work nothing grows but weeds

Today’s new print, “Without hard work nothing grows but weeds,” a quote by Gordon B. Hinckley, inspirational leader. One can firmly contest that having no work ethic or the ability to not tend to your “fields” you will have nothing but weeds growing. This inspirational 5×7″ print is a reminder that working hard has its benefits or you will be presented with worthless weeds. In today’s society we have found simple solutions for weeds, weed b-gone & other weed killers. May your work ethic be your weed killer and you may enjoy the benefits of such hard work. Cheers! Design by Amy Miller