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Analysis and comments on Love and a Question by Robert Frost

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Comment 5 of 145, added on May 5th, 2005 at 8:45 PM.

first of all i take back what i commented b/c because i was wrong. It is a
narrative poem(obviously) and it IS NOT ABOUT TWO PEOPLE WHO DON'T LOVE
EACH OTHER. The starnger goes to the door and asks the bridegroom for
shelter because all of the other houses in the town turned their lights off
on him meaning they wouldn't help him. So the bridegroom told him to step
outside with him and as they did he was having an internal conflict of
whether to help this homeless stranger or turn his lights off on him like
the others did so that he could be with his new wife. That's why he says, "
with in the bride in the dusk alone bent over the open fire her face rose
red with the glowing coal and the thought of the hearts desire" so the
bridegroom is watching from the porch his new wife and he has a great
desire to be with her so he (as mentioned before) struggles and does not
know what to do. At the end of the poem when it says, " the bridegroom
wished he knew" is when you realize that there is no denouement to this
poem or no resolution.

Lisbet from United States
Comment 4 of 145, added on April 28th, 2005 at 10:42 AM.

I like this poem a lot. I do no tknow what it means, exactly but I think
that the people who are married are not exactly in love. Maybe that is what
Robert Frost meant but, if not, we will never know.

Kate from United States
Comment 3 of 145, added on March 25th, 2005 at 11:33 AM.

The title automatically says something about the story. Obviously, the
first word, "love" is understood for its meaning but then it says AND a
question..so there might be doubts in the relationship which is what this
narrative poem is about, 2 people who really don't know a lot about each
other and they regret getting married.

Lisbet from United States
Comment 2 of 145, added on January 31st, 2005 at 2:10 PM.

it is not a stor and it ia aout how two poeple are forced tobe together
when really they love eachother not

gumballgoddes from United States
Comment 1 of 145, added on January 27th, 2005 at 3:14 PM.

i think this is more of a story than a poem

Marikos from United States

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 4. Love and a Question
Volume: A Boy's Will
Year: 1913
Added: Feb 1 2004
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