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Analysis and comments on Ghost House by Robert Frost

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Comment 4 of 204, added on December 9th, 2004 at 11:10 AM.

i thinkit is a great poem. i really enjoyed it and i know other people who
like poetry will enjoy it also

jessica wild from United States
Comment 3 of 204, added on November 27th, 2004 at 7:15 PM.

mr.frost enters a world were everything is maDE UP AND HIP.THIS IS WHAT
MAKES him so good

jodi from Australia
Comment 2 of 204, added on October 19th, 2004 at 8:50 PM.

Read this poem, and then "The Witch of Coos." Two poems dealing with the
supernatural, but with nearly opposite takes. "Ghost House" evokes a sense
of meloncholy, emptiness, loneliness and sorrow. "Coos" is shocking in the
casualness with which the mother and son discuss the skeleton's adventure
-- it almost comes across as slapstick, as the mother slaps the bony hand
off, then tricks the skeleton into going up to the attic. Death may be a
common theme for poets to dwell upon, but Frost takes two uncommon
approaches in "Ghost House" and "The Witch of Coos".

H.G. Scudder from United States
Comment 1 of 204, added on October 13th, 2004 at 12:58 AM.

Robert Frost shows a sense of childhood fear throughout this poem. He
talks of the lonely house, the bats at night, and the grave stones outside.
Although he has this childhood fear though, he recognizes that although
the two ghosts are there, they are both there together and they have a
strong bond between each other. This is recognized in the last 2 lines of
the poem. Frost has a bit of a spooky tone when he first begins the poem
in the first 2 stanzas when he is describing the house, but a realization
of the two mute strangers is soon found and gives a small sense of
relaxation. This poem shows a sense that even those whos names are
forgotten, the moss covered stones have the names gone, can still have an
everlasting bond between each other if they really want to.

Michael Piercy from United States

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 2. Ghost House
Volume: A Boy's Will
Year: 1913
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Dec 13 2006

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