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Comment 4 of 54, added on September 28th, 2005 at 8:09 AM.
I have read an analysis of this which says the poem is purely about his
love of nature, but my English teacher insists that he has ulterior motives
in all of his poems. In this case I would definitely suggest that there are
sexual connotations throughout, and also ideas of reproduction,
procreation. For example 'barren' can not only mean empty, but can also
mean that a person is unable to have children. I think that the poem may be
about Frost realising that the only love he has is for nature, and he no
longer craves sex (he was writing this poem when he was slightly older, and
had conceived all the children he would ever have).
from United Kingdom
Comment 3 of 54, added on September 28th, 2005 at 5:25 AM.
i am also studying him for my a-levels and personally i hink he is a
rubbish poet. I think that its nice to have a hidden meaning in a poem and
have to think about it. But when everyone has to try just tothink of
anything ithink its pointless. it doesnt convey a message at all. thanks
exam board for giving us this.
kayleigh from United Kingdom
Comment 2 of 54, added on September 25th, 2005 at 6:42 AM.
i have to study this poem for my a levels and i feel that this poem is very
metaphorical and that the seed represents a new life (a baby). i interpret
this poem as having sexual qualitys to it
leigh from United Kingdom
Comment 1 of 54, added on September 14th, 2005 at 11:36 AM.
I think that this poem is about the beginning and end of life. The title
refers to the beginning of life, like planting a seed and line 12 refers to
the end of life.
Jayme from United Kingdom
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