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Analysis and comments on Neither Out Far Nor In Deep by Robert Frost

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Comment 9 of 252, added on June 7th, 2010 at 9:56 AM.

I've been studying this and I thought I'd mention, there's a lot of
evidence which seems to suggest that this is about Frost's critics. He is
frustrated with some who he feels can't appreciate his poems and the
multiple and delicate interplays of his language and meanings. They cannot
appreciate the 'deeper' meaning or appreciate the sounds and constructions
of them either. To me this poem seems almost like a mock-Frost; where his
figurative language is often so dense, rich and original here there is only
one metaphor (the 'glass') and even the form and construction is, compared
with Frost's other poems, dull. It's that plodding regularity which to me
almost seems to be Frost saying 'Fine, if you don't want depth and
imagination, here you go.' while at the same time making his point :) A
very clever poem if you ask me.

Maddie from United Kingdom
Comment 8 of 252, added on May 17th, 2009 at 4:22 AM.

I think it is meant as critisism of the people who are looking to the sea
for beauty when the land is just as beautiful and we don't really see
everything the way we are supposed to and we have become apathetic and
can't fully appreciate its beauty but that hasn't kept us from staring
blankly at the beauty that we can't see. I might be wrong but thats what i
think about when i read it.

Jenny from United States
Comment 7 of 252, added on February 11th, 2006 at 1:25 PM.

It is not with open eyes that we can see the deepest or the farthest. So
seagulls stare with open eyes?

Nereyda Hinojosa from United States
Comment 6 of 252, added on February 2nd, 2006 at 11:11 AM.

This poem has many metaphors and can illistrate different images depending
on the person

Leah from United States
Comment 5 of 252, added on December 28th, 2005 at 11:55 PM.

it is a good poem wealth of meaning in it.. preseverence, faith, or plain
ignorance.....

nurhafiza from Malaysia
Comment 4 of 252, added on November 16th, 2005 at 12:48 PM.

critical issues

Zeina from Lebanon
Comment 3 of 252, added on September 9th, 2005 at 9:03 PM.

The line "the wetter ground like glass reflects a standing gull" made me
think of Jesus walking on water. Maybe the people standing on the beach
are waiting for their messiah, or "wherever the truth may be-"

Kevin Roberts from United States

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: Neither Out Far Nor In Deep
Volume: A Further Range
Year: 1936
Added: Feb 20 2003
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