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Analysis and comments on My November Guest by Robert Frost

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Comment 8 of 118, added on October 20th, 2005 at 5:12 PM.

This poem uses a lot of figurative language. The author makes it easy for
us to visualize everything that is happening in the poem

argp
Comment 7 of 118, added on October 7th, 2005 at 11:33 AM.

That is a beautiful poem by Frost. I like the way that Frost uses metaphors
for the way his sorrow is.

Filo the Great from United States
Comment 6 of 118, added on June 21st, 2005 at 11:16 PM.

This is a beautiful poem that deserves to be transcripted accurately which
this version is not. It is a "worsted" gray which I think is a kind of
material. And it is a beauty she "truely sees" she does not "wryly" see
it.

Fiona Cameron from Thailand
Comment 5 of 118, added on June 9th, 2005 at 8:25 PM.

My favorite Frost poem. I took it 100% literal, with no symbolism.
Basically because I felt as the author felt, the season in all it's
"bleakness" is actually comforting.

Eululie Astaire from United States
Comment 4 of 118, added on April 19th, 2005 at 1:11 PM.

This poem is great i never read it but man is it great this relates to life
in different ways i love this poem

Double j from United Kingdom
Comment 3 of 118, added on January 28th, 2005 at 8:09 PM.

Lovely poem; even the desolute winter has its charm and a place in scheme
of things of nature. I remember to have read somewhere: "Envy and fear are
the only passions to which no pleasure is attached"; everything else has;
why not winter!

Rao from United States
Comment 2 of 118, added on November 18th, 2004 at 9:38 AM.

I used a quote from this poem to conclude a column about grief / loss. I
had opened the column with Eliot's quote about April being the cruelest
month; I then wrote about November, 2004, and the losses I experienced. I
concluded the column with the Frost quote and a comment.

"'My sorrow, when she's here with me,/thinks these dark days of autumn
rain/are beautiful as days can be;/she loves the bare, the withered
tree;/she walks the sodden pasture lane.' May each of us be able to see the
beauty and comfort of the Novembers in our lives, and may the upcoming
season of Advent give each of us the space and time to allow that which is
lying fallow within us to spring forth with new life."

Colleen Winston, OSB from United States
Comment 1 of 118, added on November 8th, 2004 at 7:02 PM.

I believe that in this poem Frost uses descriptions of nature and
personification to evoke the bittersweet beauty of depression. "My Sorrow,
when she's here with me..."

Perhaps I read too much into it, but the line "Her pleasure will not let me
stay" could allude to thoughts of suicide. But Frost declines and finds
beauty and art in these emotions.

A truly lovely, evocative poem.



Tom Faris from United States

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 3. My November Guest
Volume: A Boy's Will
Year: 1913
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Mar 21 2009


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