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Analysis and comments on Bereft by Robert Frost

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Comment 17 of 37, added on January 31st, 2012 at 1:02 AM.

this poem is my ass. and now because of further research, i really find it
very nice!
its like an eye opener that we will experience this is the future if we are
left alone...

trish 17 from Philippines
Comment 16 of 37, added on November 26th, 2011 at 8:22 AM.

I had loved this poem the first time I read it..i have memorized it so
kinda easy because I think it reflects every feeling deep down inside of
me...i thank Mr.frost for this awesome, powerful and spiritual poem that
had caught my inner emotions...

kittym from Philippines
Comment 15 of 37, added on August 14th, 2010 at 7:13 PM.

This poem, along with "Out, Out -" establishes Frost as more than a quaint
New England poet. In Bereft his secret is that he is alone, and the tone
suggest God is not enough, or more likely that God does not exist to
protect him from the leaves that coil up and hiss like the snake that
entered his Eden. It suggests like "Out- Out-" that life is meaningless.

john from United States
Comment 14 of 37, 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 37, 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 37, 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 37, 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 37, 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 37, 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 37, 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

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

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