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Analysis and comments on Reluctance by Robert Frost

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Comment 3 of 13, added on October 7th, 2005 at 5:30 AM.

Read this poem, and the last stanza, when you're feeling desperate and
drawn to give away your ideals or when you feel like you're losing your
love - it doesn't make things better, but it makes you feel proud of at
least not "going with the drift of things".

Daniel from Germany
Comment 2 of 13, added on June 2nd, 2005 at 7:44 AM.

Im still amazed at how effectively Robert Frost is able to use
environmental metaphors. This poem is very good.

Luke from United States
Comment 1 of 13, added on January 23rd, 2005 at 9:46 AM.

My father used the last stanza of this poem on a notice he sent out when
our Golden Retriever, Mick, died of cancer. When I read this I can't help
but think of man's reluctance to give up a moment in nature.

Maybe the same is true for dogs.

Annie from United States

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 30. Reluctance
Volume: A Boy's Will
Year: 1913
Added: Feb 1 2004
Viewed: 2135 times
Poem of the Day: Nov 25 2002

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