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Analysis and comments on The Lockless Door by Robert Frost

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Comment 36 of 256, added on March 29th, 2006 at 5:47 PM.

I believe the comment to be about escaping the grasp of someone who may be
abusing the subject of the poem. In this case either a small boy or child,
whos father is approaching. After the knock on the door he prays that it is
not his father, but on the second knock, he flees to the window, where he
climbs out and then calls his father into the room. The distraction of
having to enter the room to search for the boy gives him a small head start
on his escape into the world. He flees out the window of his "cage" and
into the world to "alter with age".

Dave from Australia
Comment 35 of 256, added on March 29th, 2006 at 5:50 PM.

I'd like to answer this question with another question. Could god microwave
a burito so hot that not even he could eat it?

Chris from Chile
Comment 34 of 256, added on March 29th, 2006 at 5:44 PM.

i reckon its about death and the average persons' natural resistance, and
yet natural curiosity, about death. climbing out of the sill represents the
resistance, or fear, of death. However, coming back in represents the
curiosity of every person about dying. in the end, i think the person
decided that his cuirosity was not going to kill him, and even though he
lived out his life growing old and changing, death will come to him as it
comes to us all.

Denholm from Australia
Comment 33 of 256, added on March 29th, 2006 at 5:44 PM.

People die, making this poem all the more meaningful. Think about that.

Thomas from Australia
Comment 32 of 256, added on March 29th, 2006 at 12:53 PM.

I really like this poem. I've been through a lot lately and to me this
poem means that we are prone to hide from what we fear and opportunities
that are challenging. I think the cage being emptied is representative of
an unsatisfied heart because of missed opportunities.

Amanda from United States
Comment 31 of 256, added on March 16th, 2006 at 9:33 AM.

i think that this poem shows more than just fear...but it also shows that
there once was pain. If you've been hurt then theres always the fear of
that pain that follows...i like this poem.

Reggie from United States
Comment 30 of 256, added on February 11th, 2006 at 1:57 PM.

Everybody's heart is a lockless door. This "person" did not let love come
in therefore the cage was empty.


Nereyda Hinojosa from United States
Comment 29 of 256, added on January 8th, 2006 at 9:46 AM.

i like this poem a lot because it is showing how robert feels

nicole from Brazil
Comment 28 of 256, added on January 3rd, 2006 at 1:03 PM.

i lik this peom sooooooooo much...im confused but it makes me warm inside
despite it's obligatory nature. he is obviously feeling guilty about
talking to the devil

scott and cash from United States
Comment 27 of 256, added on December 29th, 2005 at 12:27 AM.

i htink it might also be about something that you wishes to do but never
really have the guts or the motivations to do it... until something happen
which triggers you to do it... we talk about venturing into something
new... but not ready for change... until something happen that threaten us
to change... but then again "to hide in the world" signifies that we run
from the problem rather than facing it head on...
it is a very deep-meaning poem... i guess i still undecided as to what
frost is trying to present...

nurhafiza from Malaysia

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Information about The Lockless Door

Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 44. The Lockless Door
Volume: New Hampshire
Year: 1923
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jun 24 2002


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