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Analysis and comments on A Peck of Gold by Robert Frost

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Comment 13 of 93, added on October 12th, 2008 at 9:11 PM.

I'm studying robert frost in for my final yr 12 piece of assessment. we
have to pick a poem that relates to us somehow, or to a theme we want to
use in our spoken task. It was this poem that i chose to relate to myself
because i interpreted it as meaning: that in life we learn the most/
discover the most precious things in the most insignificant. i thought that
dust represented the insignificant happenings or people in our lives but
that if we listen to the wise people who told us 'some of the dust was
really gold' we would be able to appreciate that it is those happenings or
those people who really make our life rich.

but that's just my interpretation and we all know robert frost's poems are
written in such a way that they are able to have a million different
interpretations.

luv nat

Natalia from Australia
Comment 12 of 93, added on August 4th, 2008 at 10:09 AM.

I like this poem, I think it is a comment on growing up: We take the bad
with the good or some such idea. Here is why.
Setting Where, what -San Fran, Gold Rush, town is dirty and there is always
dust except when there is fog. Everything is a little dirty. Picture an
old west style ghost town or the new york subways.
Who - a grown up or older child talking about his youth. "I was one of the
children told"..what type of child would be told this info?
The dirt coated everything they touched and interacted with, can you
imagine? If it was just dirt, there would be no hope, but gold...possibly
there...so much you are eating it. Well that is worth something, it makes
you more of something. At least you think it does.
-Thanks

Julius from United States
Comment 11 of 93, 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 93, 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 93, 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.

ea
Comment 8 of 93, 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
there.

andrew from United States
Comment 7 of 93, 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 93, 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 93, 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 93, 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!!!!

tiffany

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Information about A Peck of Gold

Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 11. A Peck of Gold
Volume: West-Running Brook
Year: 1928
Added: Feb 1 2004
Viewed: 601 times
Poem of the Day: Jan 6 2002


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