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Analysis and comments on Maple by Robert Frost

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Comment 1 of 11, added on February 14th, 2005 at 12:46 PM.

Names do not mean the same thing to all people, but usually are given in
the memory of others. The name Maple was actually given to the father as a
gift of her (mother's) own memory, so that the father would always see her
in the daughter. The symbolism is that a maple tree in autumn is a
beautiful birth of colors before the death of winter. This mircle of
beauty recurs every year before the dying of the leaves. The same is true
for Maple, who is the rebirth of her mother; the cycle of life.
It is also interesting that trees have long been considered sacred by
ancient cultures. Perhaps because of their long life span and rebirth
through the seasons. The Druids for example, believe that some trees
contain the spirits of the deceased.

Jon from United States

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 5. Maple
Volume: New Hampshire
Year: 1923
Added: Feb 20 2003
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