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Analysis and comments on A Minor Bird by Robert Frost

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Comment 30 of 350, added on January 15th, 2011 at 8:50 AM.
love this poem

i love love love this poem very very very much brillint
from shenal in srilanka

Comment 29 of 350, added on December 16th, 2010 at 2:37 AM.
English Literature

I think this is very very good poem by Roebert Frost who was a great poet
in america.This poem is not hard to understand but it has a very deeper
meaning.He tried to let the common people understand how this minor point
become a very serious issue.he tried to convince very powerful and
meaningful idea in very simple and imaginal way.I also
like to the persantation.the persantation is very very nice.I this i love
to this poem very much because of the simplysity and powerful meaning.

Maneesha from Sri Lanka
Comment 28 of 350, added on November 1st, 2010 at 12:47 PM.

supper it really makes us to think about the nature and creation of it

sulaiha from Sri Lanka
Comment 27 of 350, added on October 22nd, 2010 at 2:47 AM.

this poem is not hard to understand but it has many layers of meanings
which is very philosophical. he tries to let the common people understand
how this minor issue become an annoyance to the modern men like us who are
busy with the newly modernized world and have no time to enjoy the nature
but finds it very annoying and wasteful. it is just the nature of the bird
to sing and the bird simply symbolizes the nature. the part which he cannot
bear the singing of the bird, shows the difference and how the men have
changed with the modern world and totally forgets the nature. it is not the
fault of the bird whyhe gets annoyed but it is his won fault.this poem
mainly says how we have failed to appreciate the nature.

isuri from Sri Lanka
Comment 26 of 350, added on August 27th, 2010 at 7:57 AM.


upeka from Sri Lanka
Comment 25 of 350, added on June 10th, 2010 at 9:17 AM.
C'mon, people

This poem isn't too hard to understand. It's about freedom of expression
and appreciation of the arts.

There's this bird that's been singing all day and it's getting on his
nerves. He eventually snaps and tries to put an end to the bird's dreadful
singing. It's only then that he realizes what he's done. He's put himself
before the bird's self-expression and happiness.

A bird (or any artist) may not be good at what s/he does, but everyone has
a right to self-expression, and as caring human beings, we should show a
person appreciation at least for the effort that s/he puts into his/her

That's my take. You don't have to agree, but let's at least agree that
it's a very beautiful poem.

Stephen Rodriguez from United States
Comment 24 of 350, added on May 12th, 2010 at 1:07 PM.
poems can die

i like boobiessss

grayson phillips from United States
Comment 23 of 350, added on May 12th, 2010 at 1:03 PM.

when i first read this poem i really didnt understand it, so i read it
again.and i still didnt understand it so therefore i dont really like this
poem at all

grayson phillips from Bolivia
Comment 22 of 350, added on April 27th, 2010 at 3:02 AM.

it is realistic

janaka from Sri Lanka
Comment 21 of 350, added on April 12th, 2010 at 5:20 AM.

This poem is one of the greatest pieces of poetry with which the works of
Robert Frost are always associated. Though it is not that much easy to
discern the meaning out of this, one can do so if he or she ponder on it.
One must read it over and over again to understand the philosophy of the
poet that is exactly what eludes us from coming to a satisfactory analysis
of this poem which can be accepted by many a readers.
you may have you own idea of this poem. It has to be. One may see it from
different point of views. Whatever you may have, you have to prove your
comment, that is what is expected in analyzing poetry.
Now let me explain how i can perceive the speaker's attitude found in this
poem. It's something like he, the speaker is so miserable that he can not
see the world any more as he used to be. It may be because he has been
depressed and have no hope. He does not seem to be feeling like home.
Feelings such as love might make us feel blue that makes us see the world
not the same as before.
The things found in nature that we normally enjoy seeing, hearing & etc. no
longer be so attractive, now you start to hate them that may be because
they remind you of the past happenings which you are trying to erase from
your mind as soon as posible. You do not like company and you want to be
alone, that's why you clap your hand at the bird to chase away it. You are
mentally not in a position to appreciate the beauty of nature, even though
it is not the fault of nature. You know well, a part of the fault of your
behaviour can be attributed to your depression. Then, the rest of the fault
must go to whom? Should the blame be placed on nature? No it should go the
society in which we live or to your self for not being able to deal with
the world.
This reminds me the words of Shakespear " Dear Brutes the fault is not in
our stars but in our selves"
We all are part of nature and inseparable. Animate & inanimate things are
closely bound together, we have interact with each other. After all we can
not always be happy. Sad & happy moments come in our way. That is what the
life is all about. I personally believe the philosophy found in this poem
is that truth.

lalith dayananda from Sri Lanka

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 14. A Minor Bird
Volume: West-Running Brook
Year: 1928
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Feb 22 2002

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