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Comment 3 of 53, added on December 11th, 2007 at 10:32 PM.
i chose this poem to perform in a college level class setting. the lady who
called this poem trivial is no student of poetry. generally, the actual
content of the poem has little do do with what we as an audience are
supposed to get out of it.
poetry is all about experience and conveying that experience to others
through good performance techniques. if one would sit down and really dig
into the emotion behind the words, get into the mind of the personae, and
plan how to best portray them through characterization, inflection,
expression, etc., then one would see that this is a really great poem. i
thoroughly enjoyed it.
from United States
Comment 2 of 53, added on December 1st, 2004 at 12:40 AM.
Noah Adams of National Public Radio interviewed Noel Perrin, a writer and
professor at Dartmouth College in 1978. In that interview Mr. Perrin
quoted and commented on Robert Frost’s poem, The Code. NPR replayed that
interview on 30 November 2004, shortly after Mr. Perrin’s death. You can
listen to that interview at:
Mr. Perrin explained “the code”. “The hand that knows his work won’t be
told to work harder nor faster.” Those that know the code, and trust that
their fellow workers do too, don’t order, or even hint, that others work
harder or faster, but lead by example alone.
from United States
Comment 1 of 53, added on October 25th, 2004 at 8:46 AM.
This poem is trivial. The hand had no right to get mad and try to kill the
farmer simply because he told him to move a little quicker. This is no
reason to bury someone under a pile of hay. This poem follows no pattern
and is very shallow. I hate that I had to use this poem for my English
assignment because all the good ones were already taken!! Gosh, life sucks
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