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Analysis and comments on Stars by Robert Frost

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Comment 10 of 50, added on April 18th, 2006 at 9:21 PM.

Dude! Lynn is a smart one! Thank you Lynn! I totally get this poem now!

Melissa from United States
Comment 9 of 50, added on March 26th, 2006 at 7:10 AM.

It could be about human frailty, as already stated, but I actually think
this about Frost's skepticism of fate. Often in poetry, "stars" are
synonomous with fate. With this poem, Frost is calling the stars "blind."
"How countlessly they congregate o'er the tumultuous snow." He sites the
mad chaos (the tumultuous snow) of the world as proof against the existence
of fate.

Scott from United States
Comment 8 of 50, added on March 17th, 2006 at 2:51 PM.

It's about how frail life is.
How countlessly they congregate - There's alot of people that die, and keep
O'er our tumultuous snow - Just talking about the earth and how unsteady it
is. tumultuous means noisy and disorderly so it's prolly just talking about
the human race on earth in general and how disorderly we are in our ways.
Keen-ness for our fate - meaning greif for our fate.
our faltering few steps on - faltering is to be unsteady in purpose due to
lack of courage or will.

And yet with neither love nor hate, [God doesn't help us to stay alive or
anything, but he's never shown hate.]
Those stars like some snow-white
Minerva's snow-white marble eyes [Goddess of wisdom of course.]
Without the gift of sight. [failure to see how precious our lives really

Lynn from United States
Comment 7 of 50, added on December 13th, 2005 at 5:22 PM.

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carlosrocks.piczo.com im a carlos fan.

Carlos from United States
Comment 6 of 50, added on November 26th, 2005 at 2:06 PM.

I don't get it! I truely do not get this poem's meaning and what it is
talking about.

Jessi from United States
Comment 5 of 50, added on November 16th, 2005 at 8:32 AM.

"Stars" by Robert Frost is a poem about the frailty of human life. "Our
faltering few steps" means that our lives are only a few steps compared to
the stars. Minerva is the goddess of wisdom in Greek mythology and(as far
as I can tell) the poem is talking about the first statue made of her (now
in the Louvre) made of ivory.

Anna from United States
Comment 4 of 50, added on September 21st, 2005 at 1:09 PM.

They are countless have you ever wonder about them??

Courtney from United States
Comment 3 of 50, added on January 15th, 2005 at 3:14 PM.

There are two errors in the last stanza of the poem.
"starts" should be stars and "somw" should be some.

Alvin Handelman from United States
Comment 2 of 50, added on November 5th, 2004 at 11:40 AM.

this poem is an amazing poem. i really got what he was trying to say about
the stars.

maddie from United States
Comment 1 of 50, added on October 15th, 2004 at 1:29 PM.

well, this poem was titled stars, and i love the stars. but i really didn't
understand the poem, oh well

Alyssa from United States

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 6. Stars
Volume: A Boy's Will
Year: 1913
Added: Feb 1 2004
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