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

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Comment 15 of 115, 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 115, 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 115, 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 115, 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 115, 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 115, added on June 24th, 2007 at 7:50 AM.

weird and meaningful poem

Traverse from Brazil
Comment 9 of 115, 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 115, added on February 20th, 2007 at 11:11 PM.

anyone know what time did this poem came from , thanks

Cathy
Comment 7 of 115, added on November 28th, 2005 at 8:30 PM.

i truly find robert frost's poems to be amazingly brilliant. just reading
them opens up a whole new side of poetry to me. i want to become a
journalist and im in highschool at the moment. i truly love poetry and
would love to become a professional someday. this poem.. is miracalous. i
agree with all your comments except the boy with the beef.. get out of here
this is a poetry discussion. i believe god has obstacles that he wants us
to overcome and that people don't realize the beauty of nature that is
around us, which is the reason mother nature has to do things such as have
the tree fall across the road.

julia from United Kingdom
Comment 6 of 115, added on September 22nd, 2005 at 9:35 PM.

I agree with most everyone's understanding of this poem, but I think the
conclusion in everyone's understanding is not present. It isn't that we
walk around angry at mother nature's ability to impede us in our
achievements. It is that we attempt to hold control over the Earth (thus
seize earth by the pole), yet, in the end, become part of nature, as we
stare into the night sky, perhaps even sitting on the very tree, that
impedes us from OUR agenda. We cannot subdue the earth because we are a
part of the earth.

Ken from United States

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Information about On a Tree Fallen Across the Road

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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