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Analysis and comments on Once By The Pacific by Robert Frost

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Comment 22 of 316, added on December 1st, 2011 at 8:50 PM.
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Comment 21 of 316, added on December 24th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 20 of 316, added on November 11th, 2010 at 12:22 AM.
no global warming

the poem is not about global warming like people think! this poem was
created in 1928!

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Comment 19 of 316, added on October 26th, 2010 at 8:55 PM.
great flood

i thought the poem was about the great flood because it talked about water
and how someone had better be prepared for rage (Noah)

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Comment 18 of 316, added on May 18th, 2010 at 6:22 PM.
Once by the Pacific

This poem really signifies th epower of nature!

Amanda McHansen from United Kingdom
Comment 17 of 316, added on May 4th, 2009 at 6:34 PM.

I had to do this for class, and we discussed 3 main interpretations of the
poem.
1. Frost was very big in his life on people being in harmony with nature,
and this poem could be interpreted as nature releasing it's wrath on us for
our mistreatment of it.
2.The Biblical aspect is that "put out the light" is a twisted form of "and
then there was light", what God said in Genesis when creating the world.
The idea would be that God said "put out the light" one last time,
signaling the end of the world, which would make this poem apocalyptic.
This is the most popular interpretation.
3. The lesser known interpretation could be that "put out the light" is a
quote from Shakespeare's play "Othello", in which a man is convinced by a
jealous man that his wife was cheating on him, so he killed his wife. Just
before he suffocated her, he said "put out the light", therefore giving the
poem a possible meaning of murder. The huge storm is in reference to God's
wrath for a murder committed.

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Information about Once By The Pacific

Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 12. Once By The Pacific
Volume: West-Running Brook
Year: 1928
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Aug 14 2000


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