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Analysis and comments on Hyla Brook by Robert Frost

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Comment 21 of 21, added on May 28th, 2009 at 12:39 AM.

Maybe Frost isn't refering to any specific phenomenon but is just
commenting on the nature of true love in all of its forms, that although
the things we love aren't always the way we want them to be, if we truly
love them we can accept and love who they are in all of their forms. The
brook undergoes many unattractive forms like when it dries up, yet it is
still loved nonetheless.

Chris from United States
Comment 20 of 21, added on January 16th, 2008 at 7:15 PM.

I am studying Robert Frost Poetry for a level and so far i have really
enjoyed it. He shows deep meanings throught his poems which has a real
affect on the reader.
I think hyla brook represents the change in his life, which is shown
through the changing seasons.
Good lucky everyone with all the poems!

Annie from United Kingdom
Comment 19 of 21, added on May 23rd, 2007 at 2:30 PM.

There are brooks. There are raging rivers. Some are life out loud. Some
are quiet. Some demand attention. Some command attention and deeper
thought. Robert Frost has always spoken to my heart!

Shirley Eliakis from United States
Comment 18 of 21, added on May 17th, 2006 at 10:22 AM.

i think hyla brook is based on the recurring theme throughout alot of
frosts poetry which is the changing of seasons and how this reflects of
human life!(human life hyla breed brook was life brook gone therefore so
has that human life) the brook shows the continuity of not only the cycle
of the seasons but also the cycle of life and how life has to continue. the
fact that its death is in june is noteable in many of frosts poems, spring
is the time for rebirth and renewal where as summer is the decline into
death, the new has come and is now dying off again.
this poem is frost stating we should be happy with the way our lives are
dealt."we love the things we love for what they are"


sophie from United Kingdom
Comment 17 of 21, added on April 26th, 2006 at 10:49 AM.

As in The Oven Bird, maybe frost is commenting on the cessation of
Victorian poetry and it's embellishment. It will always be enjoyed for what
it is, but poetry is evolving. It can also link to "Out, Out", as is is
also about the acceptance of circumstances, and the continuance of life.

rose from United Kingdom
Comment 16 of 21, added on April 22nd, 2006 at 9:49 AM.

I too am studying this for A.S!
i think it links with the Oven Bird, and the whole 'diminished thing'
theme. In the case of the Oven Bird one interpretation is that Frost is
alluding to contemporary world affairs, but in the case of this poem all of
the verbs used that are usually associated with people, like 'sing' and
'shout' make me think he is talking about a personal relationship of his,
perhaps marriage, and the final line sums it up, he loves the relationship
for what it is; that supporting force, not because it is fresh and exciting
and nourishing in itself, but just to honour his memories of it, and the
good times that have been had.

Tom from United Kingdom
Comment 15 of 21, added on April 8th, 2006 at 10:34 AM.

Frost reminds the individual that he/she is part of a natural cycle. Frost
encourages the reader to view loving something or someone not just for what
they are in the present. When you get to be older, hopefully you will love
your life's partner for not only what your partner is, but also for what
your partner has been to you in the past and will be to you in the future.

Ray from United States
Comment 14 of 21, added on March 29th, 2006 at 12:18 PM.

i think this is sooo difficult!my teacher teaches out of a book n we have
2do this one ourselves!howver u think that no matter how much somethimgs
changes it is still beautiful to the person who loves it and deep down it
hasn't changed!hope that helps xox

Rachel from United Kingdom
Comment 13 of 21, added on February 6th, 2006 at 10:23 AM.

I'm studying this poem along with many other of Frost's poems for A level.
I think Hyla Brook is about human memory. I think Frost uses memory to
transform things and create love. The idea of the frogs (Hyla's)are the
memory of the human. Has anyone got any other ideas?

Rianne from United Kingdom
Comment 12 of 21, added on January 31st, 2006 at 3:36 AM.

I am studying this for as level as well and i think the deeper meaning is
that the brook represents a poet entering the mid-summer of his life and he
has lost his inspiration. Therefore we are to remember him and to love him
for what he once was, not the ordinary diminished thing he has become.

Gina from United Kingdom

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 9. Hyla Brook
Volume: Mountain Interval
Year: 1916
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Aug 31 2009


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