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Analysis and comments on The Vantage Point by Robert Frost

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Comment 4 of 264, added on December 7th, 2009 at 5:00 PM.
THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING!

this poem be da dopest shit I do seen.

Ben Dover from Yugoslavia
Comment 3 of 264, added on December 2nd, 2009 at 10:53 AM.
goats

this der poem is da bestest ive done did reed great bibografy my cat enjoys
it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jobe from Chile
Comment 2 of 264, added on March 9th, 2005 at 4:10 AM.

"To a slope where the cattle keep the lawn."

I love that simile

This reminds me strongly of "Ave Maria" another beauty frost

AnGuRuSO from China
Comment 1 of 264, added on August 24th, 2004 at 8:56 PM.

This is one of Frost's roughly two dozen sonnets. As in virtually every one
of them, he plays with the formal aspects of the sonnet. (For the best
example of this see "The Silken Tent." There the sonnet is both Italian and
English, just as the tent and the woman are both bound and free.)
Here, he uses the typical English rhyme (three quatrains of ABBA and a
closing rhymed couplet). But, he divides the poem at the 8th line's end to
look like an Italian sonnet and even indents the final six lines to look
Italian. He also makes the turn obvious, even using the phrase "turn on my
arm," to show how his change of his body from facing down the hill to up
the hill changes his perspective.
I really enjoy the irony of the premise of the whole poem being his seeking
mankind by observing them from afar. When he re-turns to nature (he'd was
tired of trees in line one) in the final six lines, his relationship and
proximity to nature is much closer and involved.

John Ladd

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 17. The Vantage Point
Volume: A Boy's Will
Year: 1913
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Mar 9 2005


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