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Analysis and comments on The Aim was Song by Robert Frost

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Comment 13 of 13, added on September 21st, 2011 at 1:13 PM.
you fools

you fools the poem is about wind thats it nothing more get your head
screwed right

brendan from Canada
Comment 12 of 13, added on March 23rd, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 11 of 13, added on October 14th, 2009 at 10:08 AM.

this poem shows good relationship between man and nature

bushraafzal from Pakistan
Comment 10 of 13, added on January 10th, 2009 at 9:44 PM.

I agree with Josh.
"The wind the wind had meant to be- a little through the lips and throat"
shows that wind fufilled it's purpose once man took it through the lips and
throat. the wind was only beautiful once man utilized it.
It's not that man didn't see the beauty/potential before, he just knew the
correct way to harness it into a song.

"the aim was song- the wind could see." This also supports my claim. The
wind could see its meaning, power, beauty, etc.

I think that it is talking about singing because of the phrase "it was word
and note." Therefore, I don't think it was a musical instrument. (sorry
bagpipe dude)

"and held it long enough for north to be converted to south"
I think this is refering to a grand change, a grand turning point, in the
"direction" (literally, and metaphorically (direction=purpose))



BreBeckna from United States
Comment 9 of 13, added on May 24th, 2007 at 8:13 PM.

i'm not sure about what you are saying....

remember, "the wind, the wind had meant to be" so wind had meant to be
untamed and wild, man just couldn't see the beuaty of it.... the whole
realization or whatever that the wind had (the aim was song the wind could
see) was just that he accepted the song, but still meant to be untamed...
also the man taking a little bit has significance because if he took all of
the wind, man would be changing the winds purpose which ties it to the
religious aspect of robert frost, just my thoughts...

Bimpe from United States
Comment 8 of 13, added on April 25th, 2006 at 7:34 PM.

I don't see this quite the same way. The wind has always been there, a
force of nature, never creating song or music, just existing in noise.
Frost even writes:
"The wind once blew itself untaught,
And did its loudest day and night
In any rough place where it caught"
the idea of being untaught just blowing in unrefined places whenever it was
stuck in my opinion indicates a lack of beauty

Man is introduced later, and through manipulating the wind with "the lips
and throat" he turns this basic element of nature into song, turns what was
primitive and untamed into something beautiful.

That's just my take on it, though I can definately see how the other
perspective could be argued. Great poem :)

Josh from United States
Comment 7 of 13, added on March 16th, 2006 at 7:52 PM.

You're all fools. the poem is obviously about playing the bagpipes. I
mean look at his choice of words. Also, Frost's mother was Scottish.

Bradley Lowen from United States
Comment 6 of 13, added on February 19th, 2006 at 6:27 PM.

I think Mr. Frost was a very spiritual man. The wind is the breath of God
that created all things. Man has been attempting to alter creation since he
was formed from it. All God wants us to do is listen to his song.

Alice from United States
Comment 5 of 13, added on February 16th, 2006 at 1:06 PM.

I don't nkow if it was smiling, but I think you're mostly right.

Scott from United States
Comment 4 of 13, added on February 16th, 2006 at 12:57 PM.

I'm not sure this poem is as simple as you're making it out to be. It seems
to me that the Wind could represent an adult while the Man is a child. The
Wind, knowing how to blow already, allows the Man to do it himself, giving
the Man confidence.And the Wind is forced to do as many adults do and just
sit back and smile while the Man shows off his new found skill.

Jeannie from United States

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 23. The Aim was Song
Volume: New Hampshire
Year: 1923
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Dec 25 2001


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