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Analysis and comments on A Peck of Gold by Robert Frost

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Comment 11 of 101, added on April 17th, 2008 at 6:44 AM.

I really don't totally understand the meaning of the poem, so if anyone out
there could write it in the comments I would really apreciate it.

Ellen from United States
Comment 10 of 101, added on February 21st, 2008 at 12:23 PM.

i don't think that's a good poem

Halima from United Kingdom
Comment 9 of 101, added on November 15th, 2007 at 9:16 PM.

The gold dust he is referring to is from the California Gold Rush of the
1800s and all the families who went there looking for it but failed to
prosper. If there was gold dust in the air, it had no value, and if
children had to eat it in lieu of food, that was what it amounted to.

Comment 8 of 101, added on November 15th, 2007 at 8:30 PM.

This poem is excellent. I have to stand in front of my entire class and
recite it. I got to pick the poem, and the reason I picked it is because,
it is very easy to understand and it has clues in it like, "such was life
in the golden gate". That is San Francisco so the poem must take place

andrew from United States
Comment 7 of 101, added on October 2nd, 2007 at 8:23 PM.

I had to write a essay on what this poem means and I got a 93% I love the
poem its soooo good!

Aly from United States
Comment 6 of 101, added on May 7th, 2007 at 3:15 PM.

I think the poem is awesome... and i think that robert is sooooo hot... i
am gay if he wants meh!

FU from China
Comment 5 of 101, added on February 2nd, 2006 at 11:27 AM.

Your awsome I am sending this from my school GJHS. Gilbert Junior High
School, we think that you have a great poem here and that you really had
heart. We just wanted to show our thanks!!! Great Poet you are!!!!

Tiffany Cato from United States
Comment 4 of 101, added on February 2nd, 2006 at 11:19 AM.

you are a great poet in my opion I really like this poem A Peck of Gold. I
think that it is really a poem that stands out from all the others and I
thank you for sharing it with me. Thanks Later!!!!

Comment 3 of 101, added on August 7th, 2005 at 7:56 PM.

Awesome best poem i have ever read i wanna marry ROBERT FROSt he is soo hot
i love him soo much !! GREAT POEM !! .. love from eddy

eddy from Andorra
Comment 2 of 101, added on April 18th, 2005 at 5:50 PM.

The speaker of this poem is a child, and because the author was born in San
Francisco you could infer that he is writing about himself. Iíll tell you
why. You can see a clue such as the phrase: such was life in the Golden
Gate, which refers to the golden gate bridge in San Francisco, most likely.
The author must be the persona, because I think heís talking about himself
as the child in the poem because he was born in San Francisco. That is just
my opinion. During the time period of the 1800ís when the author was born
in San Francisco the area was all dessert and probably not as grassy as
todayís San Francisco. I believe the dust he is referring to is the desert
dust kicked up by wind in that area. This poem is represented realistically
about the poverty that the author could have had by the statement: Gold
dusted all we drank and ate, and we all must eat our peck of gold. The peck
of gold is the golden sand flying around his town. I thought this poem was
really meaningful to the author at whatever time period in the past he
wrote it, because the word choices and locations of repetitive letters show
in the paper in front of you. The words seem as they were placed their by a
whole dayís considerable thought and not just a quick write-up. The type of
poem most likely defined for this poem is imagery because the words rhyme
to make you image the picture of this boy, swallowing flying sand. The
meaning of the poem from the authorís perspective was probably to show
reality just like a comedian does when he cracks a joke on HBO. Everyone
can read that the words gold and told rhyme so we have a mixture of
rhyming, also the two words Golden gate give a symbol to the boyís location
in the poem from the authorís use of symbolism. The phrase: Appeared like
gold in the sunset sky, would be a good usage of a simile in addition to
the previously explained poetic devices that the author used.
The mood of the poem can be termed up by the words unhappy flashback
because itís a recalling of an event from childhood that was bad for the
author or unpleasant, Just like a rapper does when recalling his past life
situations through rapping . The author recalls his or someone elseís
childhood in San Francisco through this poem. To prove my theme: a
flashback of an event from the author, Iíll read to you the phrase, and I
was one of the children told. I was institutes a past event, most likely
from the authors childhood. In fact I was one of the children told is
repeated twice in both the beginning and the end paragraph showing the
theme being a recollection of the authorís life in windy or dusty San
Francisco. Again the theme is the authorís flashback on paper, and the
meaning of the poem is for the author to show the reality of that dusty
area for a child in that location. Whether itís him, or someone else is
ironic. What do you believe?

Dustin Von Holten from United States

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 11. A Peck of Gold
Volume: West-Running Brook
Year: 1928
Added: Feb 1 2004
Viewed: 1423 times
Poem of the Day: Jan 6 2002

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