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Analysis and comments on Bereft by Robert Frost

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Comment 14 of 34, added on June 27th, 2009 at 10:41 AM.

this poem is great i adore it

fatima coric from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Comment 13 of 34, added on March 18th, 2009 at 3:29 PM.

This poem is my favorite poem of all... I am also working on an anlysis of
this very poem... I love the way nature is beautifully worked in to alot of
Frost's poems... My favorite line is when he is decribing the leaves as
being a snake... My english professor hated to end our poetry unit on this
very poem... but I thought it was the best one that we had read...

Wishing I was on a Beach's shore from United States
Comment 12 of 34, added on February 12th, 2009 at 1:11 AM.

This is my favorite piece by Robert Frost. I'm writing an analysis about it
for class right now. I chose this poem specifically, because of the
simplicity of its surface paired with the actual depth of its meaning. The
last two lines give me chills every time I read them.

Views on any sort of artistic expression, whether it be written or
otherwise, are purely subjective. Of course, what is the most meaningful
piece of literature to one person may seem shallow and unimaginative to
another. Because of this, it's really pretty pointless to argue over
something as obscure as poetry.

Comment 11 of 34, added on January 2nd, 2006 at 4:56 PM.

this poem was one of the best ones that i read. and i've read and analyzed
like 12 poems in one day...

if you don't understand it, that doesn't mean you should hate it...

priscilla from United States
Comment 10 of 34, added on December 13th, 2005 at 2:14 PM.

hey im only 17 years of age and able to get a great deal from this poem so
i dont understand how its considerd to be a bad peice of poetry to some of
you folk. "Leaves got up in a coil and hissed, Blindly struck at my knee
and mist" is my favourite part of the poem as is describing the action to
that of a snake when it is threatend and attaking.The use of the
onomatopoetic language here gives great life to the dead leaves and makes
them more snake like. i agree that this poem is to do with the loss of
companionship but there are many many ways to take this poem and thats why
i like it so much.

ben from United Kingdom
Comment 9 of 34, added on November 28th, 2005 at 4:53 PM.

Who defines what great poetry is. If I cant figure out what a poet is
saying, is it considered great. NO. Poetry is just a word thrown around
when something is wrriten with emotion. Screw Shakespear, Frost, and
Everyone Else

Yo from United States
Comment 8 of 34, added on September 1st, 2005 at 11:52 AM.

The word 'bereft' had been in my head all day, so I typed it into Google,
only to find this lovely poem. Coincidentally, my favourite poem is also by
Robert Frost: Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening. At 60, with my fourth
and youngest child soon to leave home for university, I am feeling bereft,
and facing a 'restive door'. This is a sad, brave poem. It doesn't give
much comfort, or any answers, but that's life.

Kate from United Kingdom
Comment 7 of 34, added on August 9th, 2005 at 7:10 PM.

i can't beliebe the audacity of "st.jimmy". what a complete moron. oh, and
the poem was written about a time in frost's life when he thought his love
and future wife had rejected him. (i.e when he was young) its about his
loss of will to live because the only happiness ("summer was past and day
was past") seemed lost to him.

Christelle from United States
Comment 6 of 34, added on May 5th, 2005 at 9:11 AM.

This poem literally makes me cry. It's is so incredibly lonely. Why does it
have to be taken apart, why can't you just FEEL the poem? Some very good
poetry could never be broken down, but if you can FEEL it, you will see
that it really doesn't NEED to be broken down.

amy from United States
Comment 5 of 34, added on February 24th, 2005 at 4:33 PM.

actually Candy, if i am not mistaken, "sinister" is three syllables. you
were wrong in saying there weren't any words over two syllables. this poem
is a great testimony to frost's ability to convey death in a very
figurative way. "bereft" is one of my favorites.

bobby from United States

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 15. Bereft
Volume: West-Running Brook
Year: 1928
Added: Feb 1 2004
Viewed: 1020 times
Poem of the Day: Aug 24 2000

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