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Analysis and comments on The Wood-Pile by Robert Frost

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Comment 10 of 109, added on May 2nd, 2010 at 5:05 PM.
frost si great poet. his poems have a mystical dimension which is so genially sugested. they are often located somewhere between two spaces, txo dimensions, two worlds. his poems often trace a movement trensposing us from one unisverse to another

i think that this poem completes the way Frost apprehends nature, that is
as a motherly figure. indeed, the mother gives affection (which is what
Frost demonstates in some poems such as 'Birches' where the child is
learning love and deriving joy from his symbiosis with the natural world);
the mother feeds (which is what Frost shows us in 'After Apple picking'
where he harvests "ten thousand thousand" apples); but the mother also
educates, teaches lessons about life. and, this is exactly that role frost
is illustrating in 'ThE Wood-pile': nature is teaching the speaker a lesson
about life, a lesson with a main truth which is mortality. the speaker is
sad, bitter, confused in this poem, even though he is in a familiar setting
(which is nature) but yet this does not come as a contradiction to Frost's
other poems but rather as a complement to its overall picture of a motherly
figure. the greyness of the poem's atmosphere is due to the fact that the
speaker, in this specific episode, is learning an absolute truth from the
natural world: the trurh of mortality.
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Information about The Wood-Pile

Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 5. The Wood-Pile
Volume: North of Boston
Year: 1914
Added: Feb 1 2004
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