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Comment 14 of 144, added on August 25th, 2005 at 6:47 PM.

Its my favourite, just read it again and again and you will smile

ellen from Netherlands
Comment 13 of 144, added on August 8th, 2005 at 11:45 AM.

The poem is an excellent symbolic representation of our mundane existence
which is made fruitful by spiritual aspirations.Frost makes the best use of
different techniques like simile, metaphor, onamatopoea, alliteration etc.
I firmly believe that the poem has no sexual connotations as some would

A.J.Hareendran from India
Comment 12 of 144, added on June 2nd, 2005 at 8:02 PM.

That thing where you take the r in birches and replace it with the t is
funny as hell

Steve from United States
Comment 11 of 144, added on April 25th, 2005 at 10:18 AM.

i have never read this poem. i guess i should by all the nice comments you
are getting.

keely from United Kingdom
Comment 10 of 144, added on April 4th, 2005 at 12:36 PM.

You know, if you replace the letter "R" in the word birches with a letter
"T", the poem becomes a lot funnier.

Alex from United States
Comment 9 of 144, added on March 25th, 2005 at 2:30 PM.

to have the free spirit of youth and innocence be inmortalized in this way
is tribute to mr frost's talent and insight. great poem one of my

michael A. from United States
Comment 8 of 144, added on February 23rd, 2005 at 1:41 PM.

If one thinks that this poem stinks like poo - it would be my thought that
one has not had the pleasure at a younger age of swinging from birches and
the memory of the freedom feeling. Oh how wonderful the feeling was and
how great the memory. I love the poem.

Belinda from United States
Comment 7 of 144, added on January 23rd, 2005 at 10:42 PM.

great poem, love the imagery.

anna from United States
Comment 6 of 144, added on January 21st, 2005 at 3:19 PM.

this poem is totally stupid and it reeks like poo

jose from Egypt
Comment 5 of 144, added on December 26th, 2004 at 3:28 PM.

this is one of my favorite poems by Frost. at my high school, we were
taught the analysis of the innocent boy, swinging on birch trees. our
teacher told us that Frost admired youth and innocence, but later, my
friend and i analyzed it in a different way, and found that this poem is
also very sexual. see if you can interpret this poem that we did. our
teacher was very surprised that we could find such an analysis at our age,
have fun!

ashlee from United States

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 12. Birches
Volume: Mountain Interval
Year: 1916
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Aug 22 2004

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