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Analysis and comments on A Girl's Garden by Robert Frost

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Comment 10 of 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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
a scream.

Josh Kennedy from United States
Comment 7 of 30, added on November 15th, 2005 at 4:18 PM.

I have to SING this for choir instead of a poem. In fact I have to sing it
tonight. At 7:30 its like 6:09 now. BUH Bye

Ashley from United States
Comment 6 of 30, added on June 22nd, 2005 at 11:35 PM.

Mike............THATS XACTLY THE WAY I TOOK DA POEM............!!!

Dilshad
Comment 5 of 30, added on April 22nd, 2005 at 1:49 PM.

I have a completely different take on this poem. The poem is more about
how the girl doesn't take the father's advice on how to plant and maintain
a garden.

For example, "Her Father said, to plow;....
She wheeled the dung in the wheelbarrow along a stretch of road;
But she always ran away and left
Her not-nice load,"

The poem goes on to say that she begged the seed, and how her crops were a
miscellany. It has fruits, potatoes, tomatoes, etc. In other words, it
doesn't have a structure to it. It's just thrown together.

Later the poems says that when she sees how village things go, she says I
know, its has when I was a farmer. Never by advice, meaning she doesn't
take advice on how to do things just like how she didn't take her father's
advice on how to plant a garden. And I believe the last line is where you
learn what this poem is all about. It says she never shares the story.
Doesn't tell the same person twice because then she would be giving advice
to another person just like how her father gave her advice. Despite his
advice, she had a plentiful garden. Tell me what you think of my take on
this poem!

Mike from United States
Comment 4 of 30, added on April 6th, 2005 at 2:01 PM.

How nice

Phille from United States
Comment 3 of 30, added on November 4th, 2004 at 1:04 PM.

I absolutely love this poem. The first time I was introduced to it and
Robert Frost was in my choir class in college. We performed this poem
which had been set to music. It opened a whole new world of poetry to me.

Jerri from United States
Comment 2 of 30, added on November 1st, 2004 at 8:32 AM.

i thought this poem was very relaxing and heartwarming Because of its very
well ideals it made me pictures a little girl really planting her own
garden in my head while reading the peom and i thought it means if you try
you can do anything if you keep trying.

Amanda from United States
Comment 1 of 30, added on October 19th, 2004 at 1:51 PM.

This is best poem I have read I love the way the words are used and you
have to read it several times to understand the meaning of the story. I
wish rthere was more information on thsi peom becuase i need for my class
and it would be helpful if i could have it soon

Alex from United States

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 21. A Girl's Garden
Volume: Mountain Interval
Year: 1916
Added: Feb 20 2003
Viewed: 615 times
Poem of the Day: Apr 14 2004


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