Was there even a cause too lost,
Ever a cause that was lost too long,
Or that showed with the lapse of time to vain
For the generous tears of youth and song?

Analysis, meaning and summary of Robert Frost's poem Hannibal


  1. jessah says:

    I think it really means sadness and sympathy, there’s a lot of riddles to figure out to be able to actually feel the poem

  2. Arne Wesslau says:

    This wonderful poem seems to share both form and
    deepest experience of moral content with the last
    stanza of the poem Reluctence.

  3. Becky says:

    This poem really touched my heart because of the deep sympathy that lies within it. Sure it’s a bit short but hey there isn’t much to say on the matter.

  4. K says:

    This poem truly reflects the state of my mind at this very instant because of the short simplistic nature with a depth that takes understanding to comprehend.

  5. Sunil says:

    Is there a connection between Hannibal and this particular poem. If so I would want some additional information on this aspect. I believe the poem was great but slightly short and the entire meaning was not clear.

  6. ronni says:

    Wow! i think your peom is great, even though its short, it speaks like some great person of riddles,if you get what i mean. Once again well done

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