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Analysis and comments on Never Again Would Bird's Song Be The Same by Robert Frost

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Comment 16 of 556, added on April 15th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 15 of 556, added on September 28th, 2008 at 4:53 AM.

his wife died in 1938, his son committed suicide in 1940.

Chris from United States
Comment 14 of 556, added on October 7th, 2007 at 7:36 PM.

ok who cares wat it means just read the poem and think about the beauty
that is written

jessi from Philippines
Comment 13 of 556, added on April 13th, 2007 at 4:13 PM.

This poem coul dbe seen as either way, wether it is praising women for the
elegance that we bring to the world, for example "Eve" inspired the birds
to sing a more beautiful and eloquent song. Robert Frost said" and never
would the song be the same", not the world in general. But then you could
take negative, especially if you are very custom to the story of eve eating
the apple. Then subconsciously you would gain a negative aspect because of
previous knowlege. How ever, another person did make a really good point
that his wife just died.It would make sense for him to write something
praising women and their beauty, more than blaming "Eve" for sin.
Whatever.

Ashley from United States
Comment 12 of 556, added on February 9th, 2007 at 10:57 AM.

I am doing a college term paper on this Robert Frost and this poem
specifically. I do not believe that anybody here realises that this poem
was written after his beloved wife died. Read it again, and see if it
takes on another meaning.

William from United States
Comment 11 of 556, added on April 23rd, 2006 at 12:30 PM.

Perhaps what is being said is that since the creation of man, which would
be the first human to hear the songs of birds, which he himself would
affect as well, unknowingly. However, with the creation of woman, which in
turn would alter everything in existence, which shows what impact one
person has on everything in their environment. Which then enables Adam, in
this case, to notice the impact one person has, since he would be the only
one person in existence, to be able to know there was a difference.
With the creation of Eve, it allows the creation of the first love between
man and woman, but also it shows her ability to add beauty to her own
environment, through the eyes Adam.

Michael from United States
Comment 10 of 556, added on February 19th, 2006 at 10:51 PM.

I think that sometimes, a poem can be taken more literally and keep a
greater meaning. By projecting feminist or religious leanings, or trying
to make it a love poem about Adam and Eve, you're just missing out on the
beauty of the poem. Relax! The reason Eve came to earth was to add her
song to the birds.' They listened to her in the garden of Eden, and now
they sing more beautifully than they could have without her. In other
words, she wasn't put there to commit sin, she was there to "inspire the
birds," as another poster put it. That's it.

Hill from United States
Comment 9 of 556, added on January 8th, 2006 at 12:54 AM.

im not quite sure what it means, but im pretty sure it isn't as lofty a
praise of women as you (kirsten) say it is. Frost could just as easily be
saying that women get their points through by nagging, i mean he did use
"persisted". "Moreover her voice upon their voices crossed/Had now
persisted in the woods so long".

As for the whole sin part, i think Frost is trying to say that the sin
wasn't that bad at all, because he only mentions the birds being affected,
and says that that was the only reason why she came, not to commit the
"unforgivable sin" or whatever. It is satirical in a way because he says
(or Adam or whoever) doesn't think the birds will EVER be the same, but
come on. are the birds REALLY that important?

Tree from United States
Comment 8 of 556, added on January 6th, 2006 at 1:21 AM.

I disagree. I don't think Frost was being sarcastic. The tone is one of
honoring women, perhaps the pagan religions before patriarchal religions
became dominant. There is much reference to wildness, to the trees and the
garden. There is a suggestion she is an inspiration to nature, that the
birds, inspired by her "tone" add it to their repetoire. And he, that
being Adam, believes that the birds cannot help but be affected simply by
her presence. By her soft eloquent tones. The poem states simply she came
to inspire them, the birds, Adam, and hence, mankind. I believe it a poem
suggesting that women breathe new life into old forms, whatever they may
be.

Kirsten from United States
Comment 7 of 556, added on January 4th, 2006 at 10:16 PM.

If the last lines means she came to bring joy, i think this poem uses a
poor choice of words. And just to make myself clear, i love the word
choice.

The last two lines read,

"Never again would birds' song be the same.
And to do that to birds was why she came."

which, takeing in her cause of sin on the earth means that she came to
corroupt. (I disagree) I think the poem is saying that she came to awe,
which she did. Though she was awed but a snake later on, but what ever, i
think this poem is saying "What a work is WOman", and is it not the
truth.


M. Chase Whittemore from United States

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