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Analysis and comments on Good-by and Keep Cold by Robert Frost

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Comment 5 of 25, added on October 9th, 2012 at 12:37 PM.

I think he is trying to keep his family safes That can stay safe and
unharmed. He can only do so much because he is only one man. And when his
child gose of to collage they have to make there own right and wrong
choises. I felt this poem was very heart felt.

Trey from United States
Comment 4 of 25, added on May 29th, 2005 at 9:45 PM.

I think that Frost is trying to potray a parent and his relationship with
his kid. He wants to do all he can to keep them from being hurt and killed
in the real world but there is only so much he can do. Being away for a
season or two may refer to when his child goes off on his own and has to
take care of himself before he comes back

DeAnna from United States
Comment 3 of 25, added on April 7th, 2005 at 12:08 PM.

I'm Back. Upon even further research, this poem was written in 1919
according to Peter Gilbert at www.frostfiends.org and published in 1920 in
Harper's Bazaar Magazine. Frost wrote this poem while living in Franconia,
New Hampshire. A very article by Peter Gilbert about robert Frost is found
at the above website.

Celia Stockton from United States
Comment 2 of 25, added on April 7th, 2005 at 12:08 PM.

Hello again. My humblist apologies to the reader. Frost wrote this poem
when he was 59 NOT age 12. I must have glanced down at another date.
Regardless, Good-By and Keep Cold is a very nice work of Frost and I have
enjoyed the opportunity to discuss the poem. I hope others will take a
moment and do likewise.

Celia Stockton from United States
Comment 1 of 25, added on April 7th, 2005 at 11:29 AM.

I found this poem during research for a paper I am writing for a college
lit class. I chose Good-By and Keep Cold first and formost for the mere
fact that it's background is the season of Winter.
Upon closer inspection, unlike many of Frost's other well-known works;Frost
empolys end rhyme to this work!
The meter of the poem gives this work of Frost's a childlike nursery rhyme
quality.
Frost wrote this poem when he was only twelve years old. I wouldn't be
surprised if his grammer school teacher thought it was a work of art!

Celia Stockton from United States

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Information about Good-by and Keep Cold

Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 29. Good-by and Keep Cold
Volume: New Hampshire
Year: 1923
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Apr 14 2002


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