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

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Comment 5 of 115, added on June 6th, 2005 at 6:20 PM.

This poem made me think about life and getting around obsticles. I hadn't
really thought about it before. I think it means that life is a test, and
that God gives us obsticles that we can get around. The tree falls across
the path, stopping the people walking along it. They don't have an axe to
cut their way through, yet they won't be put off. There is no obsticle in
life that we can't get over or get passed.

Lucy from Australia
Comment 4 of 115, added on May 11th, 2005 at 12:36 PM.

I think it is a very good poem

Ricardo Rodriguez from United States
Comment 3 of 115, added on May 11th, 2005 at 12:33 PM.

I think it is a good poem

Ricardo Rodriguez from United States
Comment 2 of 115, added on December 16th, 2004 at 11:18 AM.

hey everybody i don't really like poetry but i just wanted to say hey hows
it goin an say i hate beef. have a good day everyone

James Fredrick from New Zealand
Comment 1 of 115, added on September 25th, 2004 at 8:17 PM.

mother nature throws this tree in our way to make us stop and think.
Unfortunately, as she knows is typical of people, always in a hurry to
achieve our goals, we see the tree as an obstacle rather than an
opportunity to really figure out who we are. We walk in circles being
pissed about not achieving our goals while we could sit on the tree and
contemplate the beauty around us. Ironically, most read this poem and miss
those little details, thus they misread the poem as an homage to our human
instinct to always be looking forward when Frost really wants us to engage
with the moment.

Joge from Barbados

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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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