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Analysis and comments on In a Disused Graveyard by Robert Frost

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Comment 11 of 41, added on April 30th, 2007 at 11:31 AM.

First off, I think Jeffrey was write, Marla didnt grasp the concept of the
poem at all. Its talking about how man visits graveyards for the reason to
look at tombstones not to remember the people that lay beneath them. Man is
scared of death, obviously, its their biggest fear. Not because of death
itself but because they are scared of being forgotten. Its saying that man
never realizes that a graveyard is death itself, they dont realize how
those people felt and dont stop to realize that they once were. So jeffrey
dont blame you for getting mad, some people are too shallow in this world.

Jeremy from United States
Comment 10 of 41, added on April 29th, 2007 at 12:55 PM.

Ummm... This site is for kids like me looking for quick answers to English
homework, not racists and people against racists and people against people
against racists... I beleive he is saying that lizards are like our
cousins and the moon should be treated with respect. Yay!

ABC from United States
Comment 9 of 41, added on December 27th, 2006 at 3:55 PM.

Wow. I wasn't aware that a person could be so insensitive and immature
[Jeffrey]. Just because english is not a persons first language doesn't
mean they're stupid. Failing to realize this makes you a jackass.

Katie from United States
Comment 8 of 41, added on February 27th, 2006 at 9:56 AM.

I think that the last line where is says, i think they would belive the
lie, is talking about the line before it which states that men have stopped
dieing and will live forever.

Bobby from United States
Comment 7 of 41, added on November 17th, 2005 at 1:28 PM.

O my gosh Jeffrey! This is a site for commenting on poetry!! not
critizizing foreign people who are trying their best in our languagee!

suman i think i need your grammar lessons since no matter english is my
first language i dont know how to write in it! i just never learned at
school!i suck i know..

now..about the poem..i think he is talking about him feeling lonely. its a
big metaphore. he believes he is dead in spirit, since he is depresed, and
thinks everyone else are the living. he believes nomeone wahnts to visit
him anymore, and that is why he is like burried on an unused graveyard

samantha from United States
Comment 6 of 41, added on November 10th, 2005 at 7:14 AM.

Dear Jeffrey,

It was wonderful to read your insightful interpretation of Robert Frost's
lines. Given that English is obviously a second or perhaps, a third
language for you I think you've done a wonderful job of getting at least
some of your punctuation and grammar right. Far be it for me to nitpick,
given your commendable efforts at expressing yourself in a foreign language
such as English - please allow me to offer a word or two of advice to you.

Vowels, except on a few rare occasions are always preceded by an 'an'. As I
have demonstrated in the last sentence.

Also when using the plural form of a word that ends in an 's', one uses an
apostrophe at the end without adding an 's'.

Hope that some of this information comes of use to you in your heroic
effort to master the language.

Suman from India
Comment 5 of 41, added on October 13th, 2005 at 8:52 PM.

So, I didn't actually come to this webpage with the intention of writing
anything, but I figure, there's always a first! So, my overall oppinion of
this poem is that it is talking about death and stating that someday we all
will die, but I think it speaks more about how we all take for granted the
fact that we will die and choose not to think about it. If you look at the
first stanza, Frost says that only the living still come to the grave yard
(duh!) because the dead are already there and hence don't need to GO to the
graveyard. The second stanza states that all of the gravestones have some
saying that basically says "whoever reads this will someday join me." But,
if you think about it, that is exactly what the headstones say...Here
lies________ she/he.....and may she rest in peace. Or there are the
headstones that say loving wife of....they will forever be joined in Heaven
or something like that. Then in the third stanza he actually addresses the
main point of the poem. What is it men are shrinking from? DEATH!!! But,
what I fail to understand is the very last line-wth? I think they would
believe the lie????

Lynette from United States
Comment 4 of 41, added on October 5th, 2005 at 8:02 PM.

I haven't really thought about the TRUE meaning of the poem, but the first
impression it left on me was that men really are attracted to death and
sometimes DO wish to die. Knowing Frost as a depressing, mellow poet, it's
not a big surprise. The way the living alway come to revisit the graves
also support the idea that men are attracted to death.

Jeffrey: People are entitled to their opinions. And a person's
country/nationality has absolutely nothing to do with their
interpretations. -_-; People like you shame the name of all us Americans.

Hazie from United States
Comment 3 of 41, added on December 20th, 2004 at 9:41 PM.

Jeffrey: Grow up. Be kind. After all, you're comments were not what I would
call insightful. I guess redneck American idiots must read poetry too,(on

Shawn from United States
Comment 2 of 41, added on December 8th, 2004 at 12:53 PM.

First of all...learn how to spell poem right, and of course someone is not
going to like to die. Get a freaking life you moron! This poem is good
cause it takes a in depth look at what humans biggest fear is...death. It
makes you really step back and look at how Frost presents this concept
also. Anyways, good poem overall, and Marla Micciche is not a very bright
person...thats ok cause you are obviously not AMERICAN!

Jeffrey from United States

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 18. In a Disused Graveyard
Volume: New Hampshire
Year: 1923
Added: Feb 1 2004
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