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Analysis and comments on Two Tramps In Mud Time by Robert Frost

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Comment 22 of 72, added on April 5th, 2006 at 7:37 AM.

Eventhough Frost is an obvious lover of nature, his poems are well
structured which takes a lot of discipline. Perhaps this discipline
reflects the life of a person had a 'life of self control'
In stanzas 3 and 4 Frost describes a typical April day when the good
weather is precarious because spring has not fully arrived yet. He uses the
present tense.
He again uses the present tense in the final stanza when he philosophisies
about the meaning of the encounter with the lumberjacks.
A major contasting theme in this poem is vocation (job) or avocation
(hobby). Should the narrator (who we assume is Frost) expect to pay the
'tramps' for stealing their work?
The last few lines are obscure and are open to interpretation, but he is
perhaps saying that a person needs both aspects in this life. Both 'love
and need', Both 'work and play' both 'vocation' and 'avocation' to be a
complete human being.

Emily from United Kingdom
Comment 21 of 72, added on March 17th, 2006 at 9:12 AM.

Robert Frost really inspired me with "The Road Not Taken". It just really
taught a good lesson to everyone no matter what age they are. You should
always try to lead your own way with the guidence of others there to help
you, but only you can pick you path.

Kirsty lynn from United States
Comment 20 of 72, added on December 2nd, 2005 at 6:23 AM.

umm i think most of frost's poems have references to death in them,
aftewr reading a biography on him for english Alevel i have found out just
apart everyone close to him died,
his son shot himself with a shotgun,
hes a bit wierd

louis from United Kingdom
Comment 19 of 72, added on December 2nd, 2005 at 6:19 AM.

his poems prove that the mans mental frailties can be seen at the end of
this poem pretty disstressing

simon jones from United Kingdom
Comment 18 of 72, added on December 2nd, 2005 at 6:17 AM.

i am currently stuying have found his poem and have found it very detailed
compared to the actual plot of the poem. one aspect focuses on the
possibility of a sexual notion and that the sense that the love and need is
related sex. Robert frost uses imagery and personification to emphasise the

lizzie from United Kingdom
Comment 17 of 72, added on December 2nd, 2005 at 6:16 AM.

i am currently studying is for Alevel i am not enjoying it. people read to
much into poems he may have just woken up one day and decided to write a
poem, my teacher believes that its about sex, i do not agree with this. he
may go on about love but not the love that we know as. i have enjoyed other
poems from robert frost but this i just found monotonus, and repeatitive

emily from United Kingdom
Comment 16 of 72, added on December 2nd, 2005 at 6:15 AM.

I think that many people have read too far into these poems as there are
many sexual references that many people wouldn't think of. The only
relationship that i can seein this poem is the realtionship between the two
tramps and the writer and also the relationship between the worker andhis
love of work.

Ceri from United Kingdom
Comment 15 of 72, added on December 2nd, 2005 at 6:18 AM.

I am studying most of Robert frost's poems and being honest, im not
enjoying it one single bit. I think they are boring and some just go into
too much detail and they drift of the subject which he began with. The
poems are very cleverly written but don't appeal to me at all.

Georgie from United Kingdom
Comment 14 of 72, added on December 2nd, 2005 at 6:15 AM.

I'm studying this poem for AS level and I feel that it's only talking about
two tramps coming and wanting to chop wood. It's boring and I think that
Robert Frost wasn't trying to make it sund different. I've heard that it
refers to sex but we could say that about every poem ever written!!

Emma from United Kingdom
Comment 13 of 72, added on November 27th, 2005 at 12:46 PM.

i am currently studing this poem for Alevel and i love it!especially the
4th stanza where he uses paradoxial ideas to contrst the blue bird only as
being the colour blue, not the feeling blue!!i think this relation can be
given to everyday situations where different ideas can have multiple
meanings and its up to us to decipher between them!! love SaN x

sandia from United Kingdom

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: Two Tramps In Mud Time
Volume: A Further Range
Year: 1936
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Dec 18 2008

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