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Comment 10 of 100, added on October 16th, 2009 at 1:12 PM.
The poem suggests an encounter between humans and nature, which while
separated by a wall centuries of
anegative relationships, that is balanced,beneficial,
harmonious,a right relationship based not on fear or
dominance,but respect, degree of intimacy and understanding. A much more
positive view of the human/natural world than Woodpile, Stopping the
The Most of It, etc. Earth, indeed, has "returned their love." They have
taken the right path, not the well-worn way they must not go, unsafe in
A quiet, yet dynamic poem with wonderful progression.
Moving without becoming sentimental, simple without becoming simplistic.
The wonderful spell is never broken!
from United States
Comment 9 of 100, added on February 23rd, 2009 at 4:12 PM.
I agree that it is about relationship difficulties and the 'way they must
not go' is the option of giving up on their relationship; the 'failing
Olivia from United Kingdom
Comment 8 of 100, added on March 26th, 2008 at 11:31 AM.
Well this poem could be interpreted in many ways. This could also be
interperted as two hikers going up a mountain. Then they meet two deers
that are being separted by a wall symbolizing that humans really destruct
mothe rnature, remeber that Frost was against humans because he beileved
that it was all humans fault that bad things happen to helpless animals.
David from United States
Comment 7 of 100, added on March 20th, 2008 at 12:02 PM.
I don't see it as a relationship problem, rather I think it deals more with
the idea of living compared to not living. The buck questions whether or
not they are alive because they are afraid to move and "live," where-as the
deer are "living" in the moment. They do however love nature and in the end
feel as though nature loves them back; it gave them an un-asked for favor
in showing them that they aren't "living." The poem doesn't specify who the
two people are, leading me away from claiming it is a relationship.
Kim from United States
Comment 6 of 100, added on May 29th, 2006 at 3:45 AM.
If you look at the poem it has only one stanza and all of the lines are
relatively the same length. One can see that this reflects the idea that
for a few seconds the two animals and humans are equal and one in the same.
This is shown by Frost as he uses the animals perspective also, they are
equal, apart of a larger force; mother nature. Yeah! I have an exam
Jason from New Zealand
Comment 5 of 100, added on October 14th, 2005 at 4:32 AM.
the poem is all about a form of understanding btwn man and nature. the deer
and the buck represent nature because the wood is their natural habitat and
they didnt make any move to attack the couple because they were invading
their privacy, instead, they passed unscared along the
temi from Nigeria
Comment 4 of 100, added on February 12th, 2005 at 3:47 PM.
Its about a man and woman having a difficult relationship. The image of
the couple going up a mountain is their tough journey through life and
tough journey of fixing their relationship because the buck says that "Why
don't you make some motion? Or give osme sign of life? Because you can't.
I doubt if you're as living as you look." Their relationship is dead. The
wall with barbed-wire binding is an image of prison and being trapped in a
relationship or trapped momentarily because of a difficult time in
relationship. Line 1-3 mean that love can't work all the magic in a
relationship in its own..its takes hard work and committment. Love can't do
it all. Line 4-6 show the couples' thoughts of giving up, turning around,
and being scared of the dark which is the unknowing or death. The end means
they fix their relationship or either go to heaven.
from United States
Comment 3 of 100, added on November 25th, 2004 at 7:32 AM.
My coment on this peom is dat i love dthe way it was writing,because i was
a commacere student in school and i love ds peom most in all d peom will r
tought in school.That's all i ve to say about two look at two.
Ategbero Ayodele Samson
Comment 2 of 100, added on September 27th, 2004 at 2:16 PM.
I am not sure I agree that the couple are having trouble. I feel it is more
a surprise role reversal: The humans are afraid, there are many words
expressing unease here, and fear, yet the deer, normally the shy ones are
unafraid., words of security and safety are associated with them, they are
safe and unscared, whilst the humans are nervous of the approaching dark in
the woods; The couple are surprised to see the deer and ultimately feel
priviledged to have shared the moment whereas the deer are unconcerned,
aloof, anthropomorphically condescending towards the human couple; they are
of no consequence. The deer leave and the couple feel re-assured that the
woods/natural world is not a place to be afraid of.
from United Kingdom
Comment 1 of 100, added on September 16th, 2004 at 5:23 AM.
this poem is about a man and woman, who are having difficulties in their
relationship. they are going through a rough patch, and the imagery of
climbing up a mountain, is really their journey through getting their
relationship back on track. the doe and the buck symbolises themselves.
robert frost continually uses comparisons of nature, to show a human
situation being resolved in nature. there are many comparisons in the poem,
for example mending wall, talking about two couples across the wall, just
like the neighbours mending the wall, each on a different side of the wall.
the poem is very difficult to understand, although breaking it down, and
using the title, help us to understand it. the title is of great
significance in this poem.
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