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

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Comment 10 of 120, added on June 24th, 2007 at 7:50 AM.

weird and meaningful poem

Traverse from Brazil
Comment 9 of 120, 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"?

Comment 8 of 120, added on February 20th, 2007 at 11:11 PM.

anyone know what time did this poem came from , thanks

Comment 7 of 120, 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 120, 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
Comment 5 of 120, 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 120, 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 120, added on May 11th, 2005 at 12:33 PM.

I think it is a good poem

Ricardo Rodriguez from United States
Comment 2 of 120, 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 120, 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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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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