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Analysis and comments on Meeting and Passing by Robert Frost

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Comment 5 of 275, added on December 8th, 2010 at 4:02 PM.

This poem is about two people who talk. There are homilies in this poem
that make the reader think that it is deep and philosophical when it is
not. If the reader reads this poem without being biased or drawing
conclusions from what he/she thinks, then this poem is about two people who
talk when they are passing by; when being a critic, one must not put
his/her own feelings into the poem, and the homilies in this poem make the
reader do that.

alyssa from United States
Comment 4 of 275, added on January 3rd, 2010 at 2:00 PM.
"Meeting and Passing"

The poem is, of course about love, but the pivot and keep point is in the
word "para-sol". Under her umbrell the speaker is also beyond(para) his
self/soul(sol). He sees himself outside himself; he is transfigured into
some inexpressible effigy - a kind of pure experience in the state of
estatic love, which is hinted on in the less than two but more than one.

The final couplet is the fleeting of the relationship, the passing moment
of love, and the concept of passing by a gravesight: death. Love and Death
intersect, as they do in their absolutes, and as they do in complete
arousal, recalling the para-souls as one soul, call it World-Soul if you
like.

Keith Krugerud from United States
Comment 3 of 275, added on November 17th, 2009 at 3:30 PM.
meeting&passing

metaphor&simili


nasim
Comment 2 of 275, added on October 9th, 2009 at 4:45 AM.

wow. okay the poem is about a guy meeting a girl for the first time,
whether the first time that day or ever. they meet and hang out all day,
mingling, and at the end of the day, he wants more out of the relationship
(i.e. marriage or something of that nature) and she thinks he moves too
fast, so she breaks it off and they go their separate ways. there is a lot
of ambiguity in this poem, so in those parts, you just have to figure out
what works best for you.

Marva from United States
Comment 1 of 275, added on November 30th, 2005 at 8:41 PM.

this poem was about how he loved a girl or something

STWEWART from Colombia

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 8. Meeting and Passing
Volume: Mountain Interval
Year: 1916
Added: Feb 1 2004
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