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Analysis and comments on The Silken Tent by Robert Frost

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Comment 21 of 331, added on February 19th, 2009 at 4:29 AM.

I agree that interpretation of a poem depends on the reader. I interpret
that Frost is comparing the soft flowing silken tent to a women who after
delivering her duties is light and free like the silk tent in the summer
breeze after the dew has dried. the womans soul is the pole which is so
upright that it brings it closer to the god. And as the woman is feeling
light and free then she realises by the tug of a cord(which are her
affections and attachments) that she is bound.

sonia from India
Comment 20 of 331, added on April 4th, 2008 at 2:16 AM.

Frost has not only set himself the difficult task of writing in the
intricate form of a sonnet; he has increased the difficulty by writing
it in a single sentence.


Erdim KOC from Turkey
Comment 19 of 331, added on May 6th, 2007 at 3:07 AM.

This poem is intends to show the relationship in modern sense that women
are seeking.

Balaram from Nepal
Comment 18 of 331, added on April 23rd, 2007 at 2:49 AM.

Poor baby wants to be shakespear, but he's to weak. Anyone who shares such
weakness, whether by loneliess or hurt, and tries to draw from this poem
will remain so - is that, in its nature turned out, not beatiful?

window from United States
Comment 17 of 331, added on April 11th, 2006 at 9:11 PM.

After his wife died he fell in love with a gal by the name of Kay Morrison.
This poem is actually about her. There is no deep meaning about women
rights or anything like that. Sorry. Doing research about the poet will
tell you alot about the poem. Just a tip.

rick from United States
Comment 16 of 331, added on March 10th, 2006 at 5:26 PM.

In my opinion the poem talks about a woman's faith (silken tent-feels very
soft but very hard to tear) in God (cedar pole) , which is being put into
test.That even in the thick of temptation (sunny summer breeze) she holds
on to be chaste.... Bless her..

than from United Kingdom
Comment 15 of 331, added on February 21st, 2006 at 8:36 PM.

Negro, this poem aint about no white itch in a tent its about jesus and the
reencarnation into a BLACK JESUS! AMEN! and for the dude from belgium you
should read this poem again cuasue you got this shizncik all WRONG! IT be
looking like a HOT MESS! so once you get your shiz together you come back
on here and give another comment untill then go suck on someting... EVIL
LAUGH AS I LEAVE!

Shaneequa from Cuba
Comment 14 of 331, added on February 19th, 2006 at 3:54 PM.

cuz guys are just ropes. but it's an interesting idea and maybe you can
come up with something that would be backed up by the poem but still way
out there...like, bondage doesn't really sound so great - what's up with
that?

lejla from Azerbaijan
Comment 13 of 331, added on February 15th, 2006 at 11:26 PM.

I think this poem is beautiful, it's about a women, and how there are many
strings or ropes holding her up, but without them she would be nothing.
Without a rope to hold up the tent, the tent would just be a pile on the
ground...

Rachel V. from Canada
Comment 12 of 331, added on February 10th, 2006 at 3:36 AM.

a beautiful poem with a typical indian concept of how the woman is fragile
and also bound by traditional ties of responsibilities and duties , and yet
strong morally and emotionally . Her life is guided by her conscience and
her love encompasses all around her. Storms may bombard all around her but
like the 'central pole' her soul looks heavenward and she remains
steadfast.

Bhavana Bandekar from India

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: The Silken Tent
Volume: A Witness Tree
Year: 1942
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Apr 23 2007


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