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Comment 28 of 138, added on April 7th, 2011 at 3:37 AM.
“Willow and Ginkgo”

I have a few question about “Willow and Ginkgo”
By Eve Merriam

List two lines from the poem that are to be read literally:

List two lines from the poem that contain vivid figurative language and
explain your choices:

Add two of your own lines of figurative language to the poem followed by
two lines to be read literally:

Figurative Line:
Literal Line:
Figurative Line
Literal Line:

Layla from Australia
Comment 27 of 138, added on January 4th, 2011 at 3:06 PM.
english project

this is very confusing to me

amanda from United States
Comment 26 of 138, added on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:52 PM.
Robert Frost

Robert Frost has very touching and very disturbing poems which intell many
past stories about himself!

Jessie from United States
Comment 25 of 138, added on November 26th, 2010 at 5:02 PM.
The Pastures by Robert Frost

I see a love poem in these few stark sentences. The setting is gentle as
are the words. An invitation that pulls you along. It is indirect. A simple
country life, reflected in the rhythms of nature, the slow passage of time.
The company of one's love, possibly a friend. You come too! The great gift
of someone's presence! I can feel the fall air, a slight chill, the light
starting to fade. A sidelong glance at your face, the way the light hits
it, reassuring myself of your being at my side. And, the life. Simple
chores, simple pleasures, simple love.
Spencer of Ballston Lake, NY.

Spenser from United States
Comment 24 of 138, added on June 8th, 2010 at 5:45 PM.
the pasture by robert frost

i wish robert frost didnt write such complicated poems for me to model in
class. i dont even like this one and it makes no sense!!

juniper from Barbados
Comment 23 of 138, added on June 8th, 2010 at 5:45 PM.
the pasture by robert frost

i wish robert frost didnt write such complicated poems for me to model in
class. i dont even like this one and it makes no sense!!

juniper from Barbados
Comment 22 of 138, added on December 13th, 2009 at 3:04 PM.
My favorite Frost Poem

My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree
Toward heaven still,
And there's a barrel that I didn't fill
Beside it, and there may be two or three
Apples I didn't pick upon some bough.
But I am done with apple-picking now.
Essence of winter sleep is on the night,
The scent of apples: I am drowsing off.
I cannot rub the strangeness from my sight
I got from looking through a pane of glass
I skimmed this morning from the drinking trough
And held against the world of hoary grass.
It melted, and I let it fall and break.
But I was well
Upon my way to sleep before it fell,
And I could tell
What form my dreaming was about to take.
Magnified apples appear and disappear,
Stem end and blossom end,
And every fleck of russet showing clear.
My instep arch not only keeps the ache,
It keeps the pressure of a ladder-round.
I feel the ladder sway as the boughs bend.

And I keep hearing from the cellar bin
The rumbling sound
Of load on load of apples coming in.
For I have had too much
Of apple-picking: I am overtired
Of the great harvest I myself desired.
There were ten thousand thousand fruit to touch,
Cherish in hand, lift down, and not let fall.
For all
That struck the earth,
No matter if not bruised or spiked with stubble,
Went surely to the cider-apple heap
As of no worth.
One can see what will trouble
This sleep of mine, whatever sleep it is.
Were he not gone,
The woodchuck could say whether it's like his
Long sleep, as I describe its coming on,
Or just some human sleep.

Mike from United States
Comment 21 of 138, added on September 17th, 2009 at 8:57 PM.

"The Pasture" is, surprisingly, a love poem that Robert Frost wrote to his
wife Elinor. It describes simple, every day pleasures on the farm, and is
light and playful in tone. Frost used this poem as an introduction in all
his books to invite the reader to "come in" and enjoy the poetry. It was
one of his early poems and was written on his farm in Derry, NH,in the
early 1900's, an idyllic time for the Frost family, before they left for
England where he was first published.

Claire from United States
Comment 20 of 138, added on October 14th, 2008 at 2:27 AM.

i am writing an essay about this poem. i'm glad to find these responses
that people have written. here's what i thought after reading it about ten
most people i know say, "i won't be gone long. you just stay here." it
often seems respectful not to waste a person's time.
but i think this poem is written to a loved one. frost describes specific
chores he is going to perform, and uses specific images to convince said
person to along. i interpreted that as the kind of familiarity the poet
would have for someone he sees every day. i also think the images suggest
that the particular day(s) described in the poem is/are (a) lazy day(s),
and that all the hardest work is over with... yet chores can make good
excuse to enjoy a pretty sight or two.
i think this poem says that since life is short, and beauty so fleeting,
that we should make excuse to see as much as we can... and i think the
greatest addition to this beauty, for frost, is to have with him a person
he adores. "i sha'n't be gone long--you come too."

mike from humboldt from United States
Comment 19 of 138, added on December 3rd, 2007 at 4:57 AM.

it tooks me a while before i could fetch the point out of frost robert
poem,[the pasture]..i believe the poet in the first stanza,was trying to
shade light on how nature should be appreciated.on a bright beautiful day
commitment and dedication should be an objective."i ll only stop to rake
the leaves away.".
the second stanza based on how beautiful life could be for an
infant[totters]and the fullest joy of the the mother having her baby..'i
shan't be gone long-you come too'the poet is also offering an invitation
for the readers to appeciate life and its nature.

AWAL from Nigeria

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 8. The Pasture
Volume: North of Boston
Year: 1914
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Feb 26 2002

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