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Analysis and comments on The Soldier by Robert Frost

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Comment 16 of 486, added on November 18th, 2007 at 7:27 PM.

i have to memorize this poem for a language assignment.
i just want to say that actually UNDERSTANDING a little of what this poem
says makes it easier to memorize.
i really like it, i'm glad i chose this one to recite.

kristin from United States
Comment 15 of 486, added on September 17th, 2007 at 7:23 AM.

didnt at all understand the poem ......

sachit from India
Comment 14 of 486, added on May 15th, 2007 at 3:24 PM.

omg i love thiss poem so much it really touches me in the heart. And also
Ii really think that it will touch a lot of other peoples to.

ashley from United States
Comment 13 of 486, added on April 4th, 2007 at 1:15 PM.

this poem really enlightened me. it told how looking too close to things
can ruin the picture. sometimes you have to look into the future and live
life ahead... sometimes.=]

destiny from Canada
Comment 12 of 486, added on March 29th, 2007 at 4:33 PM.

i loved it!

Brynn from United States
Comment 11 of 486, added on March 28th, 2007 at 8:49 PM.

The Speaker is talking about a fallen soldier. He says that he "is a
lance" that now lays on the ground to rust and collect dew. No one looks
at this old weapon as important now, although, at its prime, it was very
important. Humans seem to look "too near" and not far enough into the
future. If they considered the whole sceme of things, they wouldn't waste
lives on something petty like war.

Genny from United States
Comment 10 of 486, added on February 15th, 2007 at 7:11 PM.

beautiful. only he could write this

terri from Canada
Comment 9 of 486, added on March 13th, 2006 at 1:15 PM.

He did such a greatjob of writing this poem. I love u Robo!!!!!!!!!!!!
You'll live inside of me forever!!!!!

Eric from United States
Comment 8 of 486, added on January 6th, 2006 at 2:04 PM.

To some this peom may mean that as human beings we are not yet able to
understand all of the world and its dimentions. For other this may mean to
them that our knowledge of the earth is not as good as it could be, so we
underestimate things. For me this peom just is words. This gives me no
feeling one way or anouther about it. I know that some people may disagree
with me about this but... I feel nothing out of this

Patrick from United States
Comment 7 of 486, added on January 6th, 2006 at 1:12 AM.

Frost is refering to Man, to the individual soldier, in war and in life.
Mans desire to shape the world, to shape his own individual life, to mold
the earth, for each human does come into this world to change it in some
way, at times in a very violent way. He uses the symbolism of war to
represent "man" living and changing his surroundings, and then dying,
leaving the outer shell or "casing" but relinquishing the spirit, which
soars ever higher.


Kirsten from United States

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: The Soldier
Added: Feb 20 2003
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