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Analysis and comments on On a Tree Fallen Across the Road by Robert Frost

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Comment 17 of 117, added on May 29th, 2008 at 11:33 PM.

This is actually a poem of humans' ability to overcome obstacles. If you
take the 10th and 11th line of the poem into consideration, you will see
that Frost may have may be implying that we, as humans, will never give up
and that we have it in ourselves to overcome this "fallen tree", this test
or obstacle placed in front of us.

Happy from United States
Comment 16 of 117, added on May 19th, 2008 at 12:54 AM.

oh, and by the way- i only fully agree with one of these explanation guys,
most of you aren't getting it- it's not about how us humans have the
ability to overcome obstacles, it's about how we're so occupied with
overcoming these obstacles placed in our way that we don't stop to think
about why they are here and who we are- like the branch in our pathway,
instead sitting down and being captivated by the beauty around us, we just
try to find a way around it. THIS IS NOT ABOUT OUR ABILITY TO OVERCOME
PROBLEMS.

lydih
Comment 15 of 117, added on May 18th, 2008 at 8:23 AM.

i'm a fan of this poem, robert frost isn't really my scene- i'm more into
plath and the like, but this poem is pretty amazing, i must say.

lydiuh from Australia
Comment 14 of 117, added on March 6th, 2008 at 8:59 PM.

Look a little deeper, you guys aren't getting it. Frost was opposed to
people running off without confronting what's right in front of them.
Applicable to NASA.

JB from United States
Comment 13 of 117, added on November 18th, 2007 at 5:08 PM.

i liked this poem the most because it is about life and even though we
build ourselves to be strong we can fall like the tree in the poem. some
obsticles arn't easy to over come but it can be done. the poem showed me
that every thing has a weakness. you can get through any thing even if you
arn't prepared for it to happen.

crawford
Comment 12 of 117, added on November 5th, 2007 at 7:04 PM.

I love the third stanza where it basically says we all have it in us to
overcome things, but it may be hidden. That is our struggle in life, to dig
deep inside ourselves and to find our stregnth.

Olivia from Australia
Comment 11 of 117, added on October 31st, 2007 at 8:53 PM.

Aimless circles in one place, earth by the poles. The earth spins on the
same axis over and over around the same sun over and over. At first we
were talking about a hike in the woods and now it's outer space—a remark of
human destiny…

Nick from United Kingdom
Comment 10 of 117, added on June 24th, 2007 at 7:50 AM.

weird and meaningful poem

Traverse from Brazil
Comment 9 of 117, added on February 21st, 2007 at 7:16 AM.

the second line in this sonnet is missing a syllable and a word. "Throws
down in front of us is not bar
"

Is it simply an "a" before the "bar"?

ea
Comment 8 of 117, added on February 20th, 2007 at 11:11 PM.

anyone know what time did this poem came from , thanks

Cathy

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 42. On a Tree Fallen Across the Road
Volume: New Hampshire
Year: 1923
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: May 27 2011


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