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Analysis and comments on The Cow In Apple-Time by Robert Frost

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Comment 22 of 302, added on March 7th, 2012 at 5:56 PM.

plcOyL I really liked your article.Really thank you! Fantastic.

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Comment 21 of 302, added on February 10th, 2012 at 6:33 PM.

Thanks for this reeivw, will post. She's a great writer, and
has encoded all kinds of meanings into this work. I've only read the
first 1/4 of the book so far. BTW Sangam, not Sangram. Thanks Medusa!

Patricio from Argentina
Comment 20 of 302, added on May 9th, 2011 at 9:21 AM.
determining meter

does anyone know what the meter of the is poem is?

chayis from United States
Comment 19 of 302, added on August 7th, 2010 at 11:05 PM.
The Cow at Apple Time

While it may describe a real cow and real apples, I think Mr. Frost phrased
it in a way that it serves as an allegory of that wayward person who, in
his rebellion and pursuit of pleasure, has ceased to fulfill his purpose
and productivity in life (as the cow ceased to give milk). The words
"shrivels" and "dry" in the last line describe the pathetic state of that
person who has gone "out of bounds" to serve Self.

Scott King from United States
Comment 18 of 302, added on May 11th, 2010 at 5:48 AM.
The Cow in the apple Tree-Moral

What appeases us isnt always good for us, as is the case with alcahol and

Aryan from Australia
Comment 17 of 302, added on April 9th, 2010 at 6:49 AM.

I think the cow is a metaphor for a person who does not ant to seclude
themselves which is the complete opposite to the farmer in his poem
'Mending Wall'. I get this idea because of the quote 'to make no more of a
wall than an open gate' and 'think no more of wall builders than fools'.

Laura from United Kingdom
Comment 16 of 302, added on January 28th, 2010 at 9:58 AM.
The Cow in Apple Time

i belive this is a persona of a person who is going through the ageing
process and is in a protest against death 'She bellows on a knoll against
they sky' and also implying with 'her udder shrivels and the milk goes dry'
that as we become old we cannot nourish ourselves or another human life.

charl from United Kingdom
Comment 15 of 302, added on December 4th, 2009 at 4:32 PM.

The cow should have stayed in the field. It can't survive on apples.

Rebecca from United States
Comment 14 of 302, added on November 13th, 2009 at 6:57 PM.
the cow at apple time

II think this poem goes way beyond the obvious and is just not all about a
cow wondering off for some sweet apples! Ití s about the her falling to
sweet temptation, over indulgences, A feeling of importance, a high that
makes her forget about her mundane existence, No matter what the
consequences, she will always go back to them during apple to time, and
she pays the price, like that of a drug addict or alcoholic ,

Any thoughts ??

Larry from United States
Comment 13 of 302, added on April 10th, 2009 at 3:08 AM.

David, you are so right but it also has a Robert Herrick "Gather Ye
Rosebuds While Ye May" quality to it - that cow could just as well be a
person who is going a little hogwild on the apples while they still have a
chance - the milk dries up in spite of apples, not because of them. It
dries up with winter and comes again next spring.


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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 16. The Cow In Apple-Time
Volume: Mountain Interval
Year: 1916
Added: Feb 1 2004
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