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Analysis and comments on Revelation by Robert Frost

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Comment 11 of 273, added on February 9th, 2012 at 6:04 PM.

What a fun read, Doug!A great dpiircetson of how a small job can, through
several “one step forward, three steps back” missteps, become a
time-consuming labor. I have had projects go sour on me this way too
(though thankfully without the uncool glove tan lines).After this
experience it will doubtless be a relief to get back to work.

Merve from Cyprus
Comment 10 of 273, added on October 25th, 2010 at 7:02 PM.

Some people have a hard time revealing who they really are, to their own

frumpo from United States
Comment 9 of 273, added on October 22nd, 2010 at 7:08 PM.

this poem is about lying about are selves and then are true colors being
shown...afterwARDS...we are left with nothing but our own body, mind and

jack dainels mcslim shady from Brunei Darussalam, Negara
Comment 8 of 273, added on February 9th, 2010 at 7:48 AM.
Linguistics and English literature

This poem carries the same Frostian theme that of extinction, isolation and
break in relation. The poet, "the seeker", loses his friends, "the hiders",
in this life that resembles "hide and seek" and is all alone, desperately
searching his friends, those departed, in hope that they might speak and
apprise where they are.

Imranullah from Pakistan
Comment 7 of 273, added on November 19th, 2009 at 6:14 PM.
the poem

your all wrong

john spastics from Australia
Comment 6 of 273, added on January 28th, 2009 at 5:47 PM.

There's definitely a typo - the first stanza should say "heart" not hear.

Comment 5 of 273, added on September 15th, 2008 at 4:10 PM.

actually there are no typos in this poem. that is how the poem was
written. everyone should know that.

zachary from United States
Comment 4 of 273, added on May 17th, 2006 at 1:55 PM.

O.K. I don't think I've gotten to the bottom of this one yet, but I have a
feeling that this poem is more about the seeker than the hider. The
surface reading is that, yes, we create personas for ourselves, and
therefore alienate ourselves from each other ("a place
apart...afar...away"). Also, the speaker says that in the end, those of us
who are too good at concealing ourselves are forced to "speak and tell us
where they are." However, I think Frost thinks it unfortunate that the
hider must give himself away. Think about hide and seek. The fun of the
game is the power struggle, the difficulty of finding a good hider. What
happens though, when someone is too good at hiding? The seeker says, "I
give up. Where are you?" Unless the hider wants to be abandoned and left
completely alone, he is forced to yell out, "I'm in the closet." This
ruins the game, and takes away that exciting moment for both players when
the discovery is made (the revelation!). The same goes for our personas.
If we are always stating our literal feelings to try to "inspire the
understanding of a friend," we are giving away our hiding places. The true
joy in relationships is when we don't just give ourselves away, but we are
found "really out." In other words, the moment of revelation can never
happen if the hiders out themselves, and the seekers quit seeking. The
same goes for God, this poem, and all mysteries. They hide themselves
behind metaphor, for when the true seekers find them out, they are blessed
with the bliss of revelation.

Jordan from United States

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Information about Revelation

Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 20. Revelation
Volume: A Boy's Will
Year: 1913
Added: Feb 1 2004
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