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Comment 17 of 37, added on May 11th, 2010 at 1:15 PM.
Thanks for all your comments and prospectives on this poem. I have chosen
to use this poem for a class project and i needed other people's views.
Comment 16 of 37, added on March 25th, 2009 at 3:47 PM.
I for one had to sing this with my school treble choir. I am in 9th grade
and i know exactly what this song is about. It is about gossip and how she
continuously spreads it!!!!!!!!! Awesomeness but...yeah thats it. that is
the meaning of the poem.
from United States
Comment 15 of 37, added on April 10th, 2007 at 7:18 PM.
This poem is awesome I really enjoyed it It is the best one I have ever
read I know it is about a girl that takes care of her garden,does it her
own way, and doesn't listen to her father. It is so good im gonna use it to
read as my poem for the class project
Candy from United States
Comment 14 of 37, added on April 11th, 2006 at 8:16 PM.
the poem tells of a girl's experience and what she learns from it.
The father doesn't tell her to plow it he says, there's not enough land to
plow, but just enough for her to get stronger and become independent. At
first she's eager, doesn't mind having to work it by hand, but then she's
always leaving it in the middle, and goin of to do something more fun.
but, she doesn't stick with one thing, its all over the place 'She says she
thinks she planted one
Of all things but weed.' she plants practically everything except weeds,
even a fruit tree.
Her crop was a miscellany
When all was said and done,
A little bit of everything,
A great deal of none.
she's got a bunch of plants, but no actual 'fruit'
then, from what i see, 'oh, never by way of advice' is sarcastic, she
enjoys telling the story, because she has learned from it, to stick with
something and do one thing well, rather than do it haphazardly
although she 'messed up', she still learns, the lesson still continues,
which would be the apple tree
Serena from United States
Comment 13 of 37, added on March 31st, 2006 at 12:54 PM.
The girl in this poem did not take advice because she thought she could do
the garden her own way. The girl's character is flawed because she is
untruthful about how her garden grew and she doesn't take care of things
that need to be done (the wheelbarrow). The poem is told in third person.
Butner Stem Elementary 4th grade from United States
Comment 12 of 37, added on March 29th, 2006 at 9:26 PM.
This is a poem with much insight about a father's understanding of a
child's need for idependence. he found a suitable place for her garden -
not samll, not big. Hoping it will strenghen her for her future.
This poem of a young girl who wanted independence, and once she got it, She
had to do several things on her own, some nice, some not so, but the
important thing is that she got much experiance both good and bad. However
some experiances that we get during of young life will be there for us much
later - the cider apple tree.
Now she is older, but she sees the going ons around, and remembers the time
when she wantedn her own independence.
Chandani from Sri Lanka
Comment 11 of 37, added on March 11th, 2006 at 12:40 PM.
i am in chorus and we sing this as a song! i just wanted to say how
beautiful this song is, as a song and a poem! i give props to robert frost!
you are amazing.
from United States
Comment 10 of 37, added on January 26th, 2006 at 10:15 AM.
I get this poem, but I don't get what inspired him to write it. I mean it's
kind of stupid if you think about it. There's really no point. It's just
about a girl and her garden and what she does to it.
Bec from United States
Comment 9 of 37, added on December 21st, 2005 at 7:40 AM.
mike thats how i feel about the poem too!! you really helped me write this
essay about it thanks
hilary from United States
Comment 8 of 37, added on December 8th, 2005 at 4:06 PM.
Chuckle - I found this poem, "A Girl's Garden" by Robert Frost, because it
is mentioned in a fine, hilarious book (compiled by three editors named
Camp, kennedy, and Waldrop) called "Pegasus Descending: A Collection of the
Best Bad Verse in English." The editors were apparently refused permission
to reprint this one becuase Frost's estate didn't want it to appear in a
book of bad poetry, even though stinkers by other luminaries such as
Wordsworth and Emily Dickinson were also included. But the editors assured
me that this poem was worth investigating all the same, and indeed, it is
one of Frost's worst. Meanwhile, I highly recommend the Pegasus book - it's
Josh Kennedy from United States
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