Well, here's something, but its far from an argumentative analysis essay:
Mending Wall is one of the poems that I'm studying in IB this year. The poem starts out with the ambiguous "Something there is that doesn't love a wall". Frost ponders why there's something in him, perhaps in all humans that doesn't like walls. Yet the irony is that he contacted his neighbor "I let my neighbor know beyond the hill" to fix the wall. Frost is the one that instigates this fixing of the wall. He also mocks his neighbor a bit, repeating "good fences make good neighbors", as if the man is very stubborn and determined to fix the fence. Also, Frost's neighbor seems to be ignorant or simplistic, perhaps even primitive. The neighbor is described to be "like an old-stone savage". Yet, at the very end of the poem, Frost seems to come to the realization that fences, though he may not like them, are necessary because they give people a sense of security. The end of the poem is much darker than the rest of the poem, and Frost seems to see that there may be a part of his neighbor that he, too, would like to keep away from him, as shown by,
"In each hand, like an old-stone savage armed.
He moves in darkness as it seems to me,
Not of woods only and the shade of trees.
It seems that his neighbor can appear dangerous as well, and Frost ends with his neighbor's statement, "Good fences make good neighbors". In short, the fence is what physically keeps the two neighbors apart, but also brings them together each spring to mend it once again.
How difficult it is to bare our souls to others--to really be who we are. It's fear that keeps us from showing our true nature. we're afraid others won't like us--won't like what they see. Isn't it a pity if, in the end, we have to try to talk to a friend, to tell him or her what we're feeling when we've never done that before. Will our friend understand? but eventually everyone must show themselves. there will come a time, so it's better to be honest about what you think and feel from the start.
because he wanted to
Robert frost has written MANY poems
he got the inspiration while cleaning his cats litter box
The poem, Questioning Faces , means that an owl is watching in on children.
yes he had a sister
It is about frost and his neighbour,every spring they meet to discuss on how to mend the wall that is being broken yet frost does not like the idea of having a wall.He asks himself what im i walling in or walling out,and when he suggests to his neighbour that they do not really need a wall,his neighbour just says good fences make good neighbours. EDIT: The main concept is to examine those walls that we put up in the past. This can extend to racial segregation, emotional barriers, etc. Why do we hold on to prejudices and other such walls that our "fathers" have put in place? Frost is suggesting that we should examine these barriers and decide if they are really beneficial and applicable to our lives today.
He believed that the choices we make are very significant in how our lives turn out. He thought the essential things in life are what is unseen, such as placing a high value on caring relationships and having integrity.
the main idea of this poem is that the oven bird is a postitive creature. even though fall is coming and all the other birds have stopped singing and are flying away becaus they know that fall brings colder weather and all this other negative stuff. the oven bird brings the question, "why not make the most out of what you've got?" i would say a good theme for this poem is it's better to have a postitive outlook on things in life, or maybe things change and it is up to you to decide how you will take it.
The road not taken. i want to know another poem by robert frost which is an allegory.
She was never given a name, and "The Blue Genie" refers to the "Boss" of the genies... not Jeannie's Evil cousin...
The theme of this poem is decision making and courage but the poet used symbolic language in this poem. The diverging road indicates confusion in making a choice.
Sometimes a small decision can change our life. The speaker of the poem decided to go on the path on which a few people have travelled. He is not sure whether he would be able to come back to the same point from where he had taken start. This decision could be unsafe but to do something new, someone once makes a unique and courageous decision.
in 1912 frost sailed with his family to great britian.living first in Glasgow before settling in beacons field outside London's the momentous decision was to leave us (a year after leaving his diary farm) and settle in great britian.which is where he received his first real acclaim as a poet .it was hi first step in pursuing , writing poetry on his vocation.
The poem is about losing innocence
You will always have choices in life that are tough, but you can only do one at a time. Frost says that he doubts he will ever get a chance to take the other road, and just like in real life, when you make a decision, you cant always go back and change it. You will also live wondering what the other choice may have brought you.
The first line of the poem is in fact the first part of a famous couplet :
'Whose woods these are I think I know,
His house is in the village though.'
Frost inverted the standard sentence pattern of writing 'I think I know whose woods these are' for creating an initial kinetic movement as well as for creating beautiful end rhyme. Singing the line in both ways would simply reveal the pleasant sound effect the poet selected out of the two choices. Being a well-versed and experienced poet, selecting the most pleasing and the most pleasant coinage of words was only natural to him, and that was what made him what he was. Actually the original fast rhythm of the song suggests that it was not made while sitting on a horse, but while riding on a horse. The poet inverted the first line also for creating a dramatic momentum for the new kind of poetic feeling which he was going to convey to the readers and listeners of his creation, the drama in the inverted first line serving as an apt prologue to the strangeness and uniqueness of the lines that were to follow. Nature creates many beauties for man to observe, but man being burdened with the multitude of tasks to run a family cannot spare his time for sharing the pleasantness nature imbues. In his rush of life he is forced to abandon the easy solaces nature offers which if accepted, would have served as a balm for his mind in flames. Robert Frost's poem Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening shows a glimpse of what treasures man has lost. True, what man forgets first is the beauty of his mother.
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Yes he had one dog and five cats!
Scott Number 1526 pictures Robert Frost. This 10c stamp was issued in 1974. It has a minimal value used and can be purchased for 80 cents in mint condition.
Robert Frost won four Pulitzer Prizes for his books of poetry:
1924: New Hampshire: A Poem with Notes and Grace Notes
1931: Collected Poems
1937: A Further Range
1943: A Witness Tree
The Runaway is about a mother with her son or daughter watching a child run away because he is scared of something that he shouldn't be scared of (embarrassment) and then he comes back but is not accepted into his home.
His mothers name was Isabelle Moddie
In this poem, the poet contrasts the lives of poor and deprived countryside people who struggle to live with the thoughtless city people who don't even bother to notice the roadside stand that these people have put up to sell their goodies.
The poem starts with the description of the roadside stand and the intention behind it. A small time farmer builds a vegetable stand at the edge of the highway outside his house in the hope that passing cars would buy the produce and earn a bit of the money that supports cities from falling into ruin. He only wants to earn a living, he is not begging for money.
However, no cars ever stop and the ones that even glance in the direction cof the stand without any feeling of compassion or relatedness (out of sorts) only comment about how the construction spoils the view of the surroundings or how badly painted the wrongly pointed North and South signs are or to notice without interest the wild berries and squash for sale in the stand or the beautiful mountain scene.
The farmer tells the rich travelers to keep their money if they meant to be mean and that the hurt to the view is not as important as the sorrow he feels on being ignored. He only wishes for some (city) money so that he may experience the plush life (make our beings expand) portrayed by the movies and other media, which the political parties are said to be refusing him.
Frost goes on to say that even though these people have benefactors (good-doers), who plan to relocate them in villages where they can have easy access to the cinema and the store, they are actually selfish ('greedy good-doers' and 'beasts of prey') and only help these "pitiful kin" to indirectly advantage themselves. The altruists wish to make these villagers completely dependent on them for all their benefits and comforts, thus robbing them of the ability to think for themselves and be independent. 'The ancient way' could mean the old way when people worked during the day and slept at night. This is being reversed by the new 'greedy good doers' who teach these people to not use their brain. They are unable to sleep at night because they haven't worked during day time or because they are troubled by their new lifestyle.
Frost then talks about his personal feelings, saying that he can hardly breathe thought of the farmer's dashed hopes. The open windows of the farmer's house seem to wait all day just to hear the sound of a car stopping to make a purchase. However they are always disappointed, as vehicles only stop to inquire the price, to ask their way ahead, to reverse or ask for a gallon of gas.
According to the poet, the progress required has not been found by these country folk ("the requisite lift of spirit"). Their lifestyles provide ample evidence to support this fact. He sometimes feels that it might be best to simply put these people out of their pain and hardships of existence. However, once rational thinking returns to his mind, he wonders how HE would feel if someone offered to do him this supposed service.
The poem compares the lives of people living in cities and the countryside. A small time farmer builds a vegetable stand at the edge of the highway outside his house in the hope that passing cars would buy the produce.He only wants to earn a living,he is not begging for money.However,no cars ever stop and the ones that even glance in the direction of the stand only comment about how the construction spoils the view of the surroundings.The farmer says that the hurt to the view is not as important as the sorrow he feels on being ignored.He only wishes for some money so that he may experience the plush life portrayed by the movies and other media,which the political parties are said to be refusing him.
Frost goes on to say that even though these people have benefactors,they are actually selfish and only help these "pitiful kin" to indirectly advantage themselves.The altruists wish to make these villagers completely dependent on them for all their benefits and comforts,thus robbing them of the ability to think for themselves and be independent.
Frost then talks about his personal feelings,saying that he can hardly bear the thought of the farmer's dashed hopes.The open windows of the farmer's house seem to wait all day just to hear the sound of a car stopping to make a purchase. However they are always disappointed,as vehicles only stop to ask their way ahead or ask for a gallon of gas.
According to the poet,the progress required has not been found by these country folk( "the requisite lift of spirit") Their lifestyles provide ample evidence to support this fact.He sometimes feel that it might be best to simply put these people out of their pain and hardships of existence. However,once rational thinking returns to his mind,he wonders how HE would feel if someone offered to do him this supposed service.
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