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Analysis and comments on The Black Cottage by Robert Frost

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Comment 11 of 233, added on January 24th, 2011 at 2:02 AM.

Everyone has missed the mark. This poem is about how the death (or lack of
knowledge of the death)of the womens husband has prevented her from
changing anything. she was waiting for his return to the end of her days.

---Chris from New Hamshire.

christopher jensen from United States
Comment 10 of 233, added on November 10th, 2010 at 9:53 AM.

hey yawl can somebody write a easay for me about the poem "THE BLACK
COTTAGE"?

JOHNATHON from United States
Comment 9 of 233, added on September 7th, 2010 at 10:49 AM.
MLA citation... plz facilitate

Hello guys, I urgently need information on MLA format... I can't death my
essay. Does anyone know? Please help...

sotstubculp from United States
Comment 8 of 233, added on June 7th, 2010 at 8:43 AM.
Analysis and Comments on the Black Forest by Robert Frost

Bonjohn, I think you are completely wrong. The poem is about the
transcience of time and history's place in the world today. The house
represents the civil war with its preserves insides detailing history. The
transcience of time is demonstrated in the mix-up between Gettysburg and
Fredicksburg (they were Union and Confederacy victories respectively)as the
minister forgets the details of the war. I very much agree with J on what
Frost was saying in the poem.

Thomas from United Kingdom
Comment 7 of 233, added on June 4th, 2010 at 7:32 AM.
The Black Cottage

I think Frost uses the old lady in this poem as a vehicle to explore
whether a truth is able to survive in an age of technological advancement -
the poem is written just before the First World War. The cottage seems
immune to the passage of time as the minister and his friend find it 'as
she left it'. This seems to reflect the woman's immunity to change or
contemplating alternative viewpoints, especially as the 'velvet black'
windows cannot be penetrated by light. It is not the lady's firm beliefs
that Frost seems to criticise here; in fact he almost admires her
traditional stance. Instead it is her stubborn nature that he condemns as
she upholds beliefs merely out of habit and because they have always been a
part of her life.

J from United Kingdom
Comment 6 of 233, added on April 10th, 2010 at 6:52 AM.
Black cottage

well i believe that this poem is far more concerened with the progression
of time and in particular its cyclical nature. This is obvious from the
constant refernces to rebirth. thats what im going to argue in my essay
anyway. Bonjohn yur comments i'm afraid are slightly ridiculous - bonnet =
faeces?

David from United Kingdom
Comment 5 of 233, added on June 15th, 2009 at 1:14 PM.

I saw a few lines from this poem which struck me - "Most of the change we
think we see in life
Is due to truths being in and out of favor."
In the poem, he goes on to talk about how a belief can stop being true.
Before I knew the quote was from Frost, I thought it must have been
written by a conservative, but I remind myself that Frost once said he
wasn't a radical as a youth which meant he didn't have to be a conservative
when he was old (I don't remember the exact quote). Just a thought.
I find that, from time to time, when my heart is troubled and I am
grappling with change, my mind almost always goes back to Frost for solace,
strength and renewal.

Sarah from United States
Comment 4 of 233, added on March 27th, 2009 at 3:25 PM.

I fnd dis poem wel confusin nd ma teecher cdnt xplain it so i googld it and
fnd this, bonjohn ur comments rely helpd me undastand it, specialy da firs
bit nd i put the 2nd bit abt digestion in ma lst essay nd i got a c- da bst
garde ive got yt. da teacher put a ? mark rnd my digestin bit bt i fink u
gt a point
thnx mtey

Daz Brooks from United Kingdom

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 15. The Black Cottage
Volume: North of Boston
Year: 1914
Added: Feb 1 2004
Viewed: 1194 times
Poem of the Day: Jun 25 2006


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