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Analysis and comments on Hyla Brook by Robert Frost

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Comment 12 of 22, 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
Comment 11 of 22, added on December 12th, 2005 at 7:33 PM.

I think the meaning of the poem is to look at things in a different
prospected than what it really looks like and to love the things not by
what they look like but by what they are

Sara from United States
Comment 10 of 22, added on December 12th, 2005 at 7:09 PM.

I think this poem is about to look at thingd in a different prospective
then what it looks like and to exept things for what they are not how they
look. I'm also stuck to !

sara from United States
Comment 9 of 22, added on November 28th, 2005 at 5:14 PM.

I can find nothing that indicates the poem is about ugliness. More about
transformations- the brook delves underground and reappears as jewelweed.
It also becomes a memory.

janice from United States
Comment 8 of 22, added on November 26th, 2005 at 2:16 PM.

i have read all your thoughts on the poems, but i think there must be some
more to the poem than just this. if any of you can help me by telling me
what else the poem is about, please email me!! let me know, cos i have to
do a presentation on this for As level, and im soo stuck as to what to

ELLIE from United Kingdom
Comment 7 of 22, added on November 21st, 2005 at 3:33 AM.

im meant to be doing this for as level and doing a presentation about it
imj finding it pretty hard to do but ive got so far as the brook is running
dry because the summer months r coming but yet it will no die and no matter
how many times this happened we will still love the brook for what it is
and what it once was no for how it looks

charlotte from United Kingdom
Comment 6 of 22, added on November 2nd, 2005 at 2:32 AM.

We're doing this poem for our AS level a year early :P and well here's what
we think about it:
- we believe that it is about the brook running out but we still know that
it will be back again. it may appear to have gone in different ways but it
will always come back. we also think that the last line signifies that we
dont like things to change because we already love them for what they are
and that is how we're supposed to view it.
Hope this helps folks ;) Alex and Amy :)

Alex & Amy from United Kingdom
Comment 5 of 22, added on October 3rd, 2005 at 6:52 AM.

im also doing this poem for a levels. its about a brook which dies in the
summer (june) but it says just june so maybe it comes back to life when it
starts to rain again?? i dont know. i agree with isha. its about uglyness.
even though the brook maybe ugly you can still love it. and there is a
deeper feeling. the last line seems to sum up the poem.

sophie from United Kingdom
Comment 4 of 22, added on September 29th, 2005 at 3:00 PM.

hey im also doing an essay on it, it is about a brook and he is telling us
that no matter how horrible this brook may seem he will always love it, and
in the last line he also says "we love the things we love the most for what
they are." not only is he refering to the brook but there is a deeper
meaning as well. Good luck, i know its hard and i do feel your pain

isha from United Kingdom
Comment 3 of 22, added on September 29th, 2005 at 1:10 PM.

hey, im also studying this poem for a-levels, and i also dont understand it
at all. i have to right an essay about it. i think i may just ramble for
1500 words..... good luck


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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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