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Analysis and comments on Desert Places by Robert Frost

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Comment 7 of 177, added on August 31st, 2005 at 5:40 AM.

I cannot take anything away from 'a-bomb'. But starting from zero, I will
say this...

Frost is expressing the thought that although the depths of winter are
bleak, bleaker still are the depths of loneliness and isolation within the
human heart.

Mike from United Kingdom
Comment 6 of 177, added on July 31st, 2005 at 10:14 PM.

The poem has wonderful meaning, as I was smoking marijuana i began to feel
the real meaning of the poem, I'm such a pothead. OH yeah, i got my dog
high this afternoon. well anyways, the poem is so sad, as sad as robert
frosty. Well, I have to go smoke some more weed and hopefully get laid, if
not i'll just slap the monkey.

A-Bomb from Jamaica
Comment 5 of 177, added on May 14th, 2005 at 11:50 PM.

I believe he’s expressing everyone’s loneliness or dark side of their mind.
It may be tucked away, and covered up, but it is still there.< And the
ground almost covered smooth in snow,/But a few weeds and stubble showing
last. > And he is trying not to notice it as much as possible. But no
matter how hard he tries it will only get worse< Will be more lonely ere it
will be less > and nobody can tell because he hides it from everyone. And
he is scared of it. with my own desert places. > He refers to it as desert places because it is
dry and barren of any emotion, such as a desert is to water and life.

I don't know, just a thought I guess...

(Ps Robert Frost is Amazing. One of my personal favorites) =)

Anne from United States
Comment 4 of 177, added on May 5th, 2005 at 10:05 PM.

i don't like it...robert is bad

susy from United States
Comment 3 of 177, added on March 18th, 2005 at 10:16 PM.

I think the poem highlights the theme of loneliness and isolation that
strikes the persona.

Nirmala from Malaysia
Comment 2 of 177, added on January 30th, 2005 at 5:02 PM.

Yes, we all have our desert places, but are "They," who try to "scare" us?

Allison from United States
Comment 1 of 177, added on January 28th, 2005 at 8:19 PM.

The last two lines of the poem, I believe are the epigram of the poem.
Each one of us have our own personal desert!!

Rao from United States

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: Desert Places
Volume: A Further Range
Year: 1936
Added: Feb 20 2003
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