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Comment 13 of 33, added on May 7th, 2009 at 12:48 AM.
In this poem "The House on the Hill" by Edwin Arlington Robinson, refrain
is used. At the end of every stanza he says "There is nothing more to say",
this emphasizes the feeling and mood of the speaker in the poem which is
hopeless. Robinson admired people who have spiritual wisdom even though
they have somehow failed. Imagery is also used throughout this poem, which
gave the readers precise illustrations. "The House is shut and still, There
is nothing more to say." is an example of imagery used representing that
the “house” is lifeless. This excerpt reflected Robinson's view of life
being a pessimist.
Sunshine Salac from United States
Comment 12 of 33, added on May 7th, 2009 at 12:32 AM.
In the early years, Edwin Robinson’s house, “The House on the Hill” was
once a place full of life and laughter. Once Edwin’s older brothers left
to live on their own, the house became lifeless. He was already alienated
by his parents, which added to his loneliness. Throughout this poem
Robinson used refrain to emphasize his loneliness.
Bret Hubert from United States
Comment 11 of 33, added on May 7th, 2009 at 12:13 AM.
Edwin Arlington Robinson suffered from a lonely, cold childhood. Facing
deaths to loved ones and close ones at such a young age, he took his
heartfelt, love battling memories and wrote them on paper. His words are
created to not only fresh his heart from the neglect of his parents and the
steps he had to follow in his brothers footsteps but to also release some
stress and undevoted anger.
from United States
Comment 10 of 33, added on May 6th, 2009 at 11:59 PM.
In the poem The House on the Hill, by Edwin Arlington Robinson it is giving
us a brief overview of what he has been through in his past involving his
family and how his mother died from Black Diphtheria, his father was
mentally depressed, and his brother passed away from a drug overdose. Now
that everything have happened there is nothing more he can do and they wont
be able to see how successful he has become due to being a poet. Robinson
uses words that rhyme at the each of every stanza, to give it a repetition
from United States
Comment 9 of 33, added on May 6th, 2009 at 9:32 PM.
In the poem The House On The Hill, is showing us that Edwin Arlington
Robinson has been going through some rough experiences about his family
members that passed away. His family never got to see how successful he's
become as a poet. Robinson has an ability to manage rhythms and sounds to
convey the meaning and mooed of the poem. This is what makes him a great
Tiwi Mamahit from United States
Comment 8 of 33, added on May 6th, 2009 at 8:55 PM.
The poet Edwin Arlington Robinson often used rhyming techniques and meter
in his poetry. In this poem, “The House on the Hill,” we see that Edwin
Arlington Robinson uses a refrain or the repetition of a line or phrase of
a poem at regular intervals, especially at the end of each stanza. The
usage of a refrain reminds me of a very famous poem Edgar Allan Poe wrote
that is called “The Raven.” Edgar Allan Poe repeats the line, “quoth the
raven Nevermore” in his poem as Edwin Arlington Robinson repeats, “they are
all gone away” and “there is nothing more to say.” The way Edwin Arlington
Robinson used a refrain in “The House on the Hill” allows for a better
understanding of the poem.
Sarah Landry from United States
Comment 7 of 33, added on May 6th, 2009 at 7:39 PM.
In the poem The House On The Hill, Edwin Arlington Robinson seems to be
writing about his childhood, where he experienced the early death of
several family members. He also grew up under the shadow of his two
brothers, he often felt ignored by his parents and the local community. The
refrain he writes about "There is nothing more to say,They are all gone
away", refers to those close to him being dead or away and that he can say
no more to them. His repeated refrence to the house on the hill is a way of
expressing his lonley, sad memories of his family and house. This is a sad
poem that seems to reflective his inability to put his childhood in the
ashley engeln from United States
Comment 6 of 33, added on May 7th, 2007 at 1:31 PM.
This poem is really good! I'm using it for a project!
Comment 5 of 33, added on June 11th, 2006 at 5:46 AM.
sex with edwin is SO good.ooohhhhh that feels hot.
Comment 4 of 33, added on February 3rd, 2006 at 12:06 AM.
After reading intensively Robin's Biography,my analysis to the poem goes as
Robins sadness from His mother dying from Black Diphtheria, to his
brother dying of Drug Overdose, and father having mental depression, it
makes the writer state that he is just shouting out loud that he is alone
and he can't prove to his family that he finally became successful in
becoming a known poet.He feels that he has gone on and beyond and not need
to prove himself to the world what a excellent, perfectionist, analytical
writer he became.
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