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Analysis and comments on Putting in the Seed by Robert Frost

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Comment 19 of 329, added on March 18th, 2006 at 4:37 PM.

the beauty of this poem is that it portrays the beauty of procreation. i am
studying lit. as an a-level course and this poem is one of frost's poem
that i believe will touch women especially mothers to prove to them that it
is or still what it.
i love poems like thiis because they touch the soul and i am more of a
romantic person.
kuddos to frost.

anu young from United Kingdom
Comment 18 of 329, added on February 26th, 2006 at 6:42 AM.

I never studied this poem when I was in school. There were other Frost
poems that we studied - ie 'The Road not Taken' 'Mending Wall'.

The first time I read this, even though I see the natural overtures, I
understood it to be about pregnancy. I take it that my husband did to, as
he was the one who introduced it to me, and we are expecting our first

When I went back to re-read it, I realized it wasn't necessarily about
pregnancy, but about the act of sex itself.

American Lady from United States
Comment 17 of 329, added on February 2nd, 2006 at 12:07 PM.

Frost said himself that the meanings of his poems were generally the most
obvious ones.

David from United Kingdom
Comment 16 of 329, added on December 9th, 2005 at 4:19 AM.

personally i think Robert Frost is not a very good poet,because there are
to many hidden meanings in his work,its hard to work it all out!

trisha from United Kingdom
Comment 15 of 329, added on December 6th, 2005 at 9:19 AM.

hey, reading your comments have given me some great ideas! but just
starting the course id like some help from you guys, if you guys have any
important info or facts that are useful about the poem, please could you
write back!just to help me out! thanx! love me x

Fairy princes T*n*a from United Kingdom
Comment 14 of 329, added on December 6th, 2005 at 9:17 AM.

hey, im also doing robert frost for my a-levels,which at first i thought
it was a bummer, but by reading ur comments i can get ur ideas about this
poem,which for me is,better,cos i did think o no... poems..analysing,
arrrrrr!so thanx for your comments uve helped me out! gud luk eveyone!

emi from United Kingdom
Comment 13 of 329, added on December 6th, 2005 at 7:29 AM.

Frost is a deep poet. "Putting in the seed" has definatley got a sexual
agenda, the title alone conveys this. "if i leave off burrying the white
soft petals" seems to be Frost describing love making outside and the sheer
weight burries the soft white petals. This may be related to Frost's
mistress. Definatley a light hearted poem which uses love making as a
metaphor to conve his love for nature. Good luck in you exams everyoneXXX

Ess Gee from United Kingdom
Comment 12 of 329, added on November 22nd, 2005 at 11:50 AM.

Definately sexual undertones here...
Interesting that your teacher says all Frosts poems are about sex, ours
says they are all about DEATH.....
Stopping by woods...not merely a cheery little poem about snow, but
apparently Frost contemplating suicide. Cheery, wasn't he?

Trudi from United Kingdom
Comment 11 of 329, added on November 21st, 2005 at 3:38 AM.

i think this poem has so many meaning there is no point tryin to analyse it
true hidden message

kyle from United Kingdom
Comment 10 of 329, added on November 20th, 2005 at 1:44 PM.

Im also studying Robert Rrost poems for my A-levels and all your comments
have really helped me understand what they mean...Thanx :)

Vikram from United Kingdom

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 14. Putting in the Seed
Volume: Mountain Interval
Year: 1916
Added: Feb 1 2004
Viewed: 16845 times
Poem of the Day: Aug 25 2003

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