He also uses the entire poem to say something profound about life.

The average reader will quote Robert Frost as being a poet of positivity, yet many of his poems actually point out the dark side of human existence....

The poem appears to be very simple, but it has a hidden meaning to it.

The poem's success is compromised most of all, but not seriously, by its use of its stanzas, including stanza-enjambment. This is a term not in common use, although John Lennard uses it in his excellent 'The poetry handbook.' The study of enjambment is one of those fields which would benefit from a more systematic approach. I outline my approach in (which explains 'image-term'):


Explication on the poem “Birches” by Robert Frost.

In the first section of the poem, Frost explains the appearance of the birches scientifically.

The first eight lines of 'Strange Fruit' lack cumulative power too, but not significance, even momentousness. This was, after all, one of the more extraordinary exhibits in a glass case, even if Seamus Heaney fails completely to establish contemporary relevance for this exhibit. The contemporary relevance of Abel Meeropol's poem, and the image which inspired the poem, are much greater.


The poem "Birches" was first published in 1915 (Thomason 18).

James Allen once said, 'You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.'; After reading the two Robert Frost poems, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening and Mending Wall, one can not help to wonder what kinds of thoughts inspired these two poems.

Explore any one of the poems where this feature is most memorable.

Fortunately, the poem is rescued by the strong phrase 'sunk in the ford,' where 'sunk' has weight and rightness. The next lapse is just as momentary - the connotations of the word 'glaze' are completely wrong. The fixity isn't in fruitful contrast with 'the whirlpool.' The word is inert in this context of flux.

This poem consists of two characters: the narrator and his neighbor.

Fisrt I will start with the poem titled “The Road Not Taken” and provide three short quotes from this poem and one quote from “Birches.” I will also provide three possible interpretations of their meaning.

These poets’ nature poems are widely recognized and very popular.

Throughout this poem Frost depicts and suggests that the "woods" are his means of escape from the "village", from society, and Frost conveys this by his respectful and almost wondrous diction when describing and referring to, the forest and the nature...

There are several likenesses and differences in these poems.

Although both poems convey the feelings of wistful yearning for the days gone by, each poem addresses different kinds of nostalgia: the longing for a carefree, adventurous childhood of the past and the nostalgic reflection of...