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Comment 18 of 51, added on January 11th, 2011 at 11:20 PM.
Kellie from United States
Comment 17 of 51, added on January 11th, 2011 at 7:50 PM.
Avoiding the Inevitable
I believe that this poem speaks of the ego of man not surrendering to the
permanence of death. Man will loik upon those that have left their mark and
left the world, and in his own mund feels he will be immortal. The grave,
however, does not lie. It is an everlasting monument to the living that
people are not immortal, but because the stones stand with an eoic
inscription of the dead, they might be inclined to believe the lie that
there is no end.
Kellie from United States
Comment 16 of 51, added on June 10th, 2010 at 8:25 AM.
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Comment 15 of 51, added on March 26th, 2010 at 11:25 AM.
This poem was really good adn I enjoyed reading it. Robert Frost is a
really great artist and he needs to be apprecaited for his work!!!!
from United States
Comment 14 of 51, added on November 10th, 2008 at 4:40 PM.
I think that this is a great poem that talks about how donkeys are very
smart creatures and always remember the dead. Crickets too!
Jason from United States
Comment 13 of 51, added on November 17th, 2007 at 12:25 PM.
I believe that the robert frost poems are poems that can relate to all of
the people on earth. This particular one gave me the chills when i first
read it because i began to think that people come in and out of my life and
i dont even realize that they are there until it is too late for either me
or them. I think we have to open our eyes to be able to see what life is
"The living come with grassy tread"- I think this means people come with a
sort of trudging walk. People arent always excited to be alive.
"To read the gravestones on the hill"- people come to see you or people
know of you and want to come meet you.
"The graveyard draws the living still, but never anymore the dead"- Some
people come and go, but the ones that love you will never die.
The verses in it say and say: The ones who living come today, to read the
stones and go away" People come in and go out of peoples lives and they
dont even realize they are there, or if they do they dont care.
"Tomorrow, dead will come to stay" This is scary. one day someone can be
in your life and the next they could be gone.
"So sure of death the marbles rhyme" Death is a non compromisable fact of
life. you cant make deals with death. it doesnt work like that.
"Yet cant help marking all the time" Time is precious and when you count
down all the time you waste it adds up to more time than you've actually
spent doing good things.
"How no one dead will seem to come, What is it men are shrinking from?"
Men are just waiting to die and are getting so depressed from it that
before long they have wasted their whole lives waiting to die instead of
doing something constructive.
"It would be easy to be clever, and tell the stones:Men Hate To Die. And
have stopped dying now forever, i think they would believe the lie."
Evan from United States
Comment 12 of 51, added on May 8th, 2007 at 4:31 PM.
I think this poem is about people fearing death, as many of the others have
stated. people come to the graveyard to read the stones and consider their
own death, and where they will end up. but as far as the last line goes:
Man is basically telling the tombstone: "Men hate to die, so we have
stopped dying altogether. no more headstones will join you, ever." And the
tombstone believes the lie. The graveyard becomes "disused".
Tyler from United States
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