I have wished a bird would fly away,
And not sing by my house all day;

Have clapped my hands at him from the door
When it seemed as if I could bear no more.

The fault must partly have been in me.
The bird was not to blame for his key.

And of course there must be something wrong
In wanting to silence any song.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Robert Frost's poem A Minor Bird

33 Comments

  1. Benjamin Arko Bampoe says:

    Such a nice poem to hear wow

  2. Ranuga says:

    The theme of this poem to me personally is to do with depression. The person perceives the bird singing as a nuisance and wishes for it to go away where he’ll later come to regret the decision. Have clapped my hands at him from the door when it seemed as if i could bare no more. The person has finally gotten rid of the bird by clapping his hands because he had had enough of it.The fault must partly be in me the bird was not to blame for his key, this is the first sign of regret shown by the poet. The person would now ponder at first but later on he would come to realize that the fault was in him to silence nature, this reflects upon the last stanza “ and of course there must be something wrong in wanting to silence any song”.

    This is of course just how i perceive the poem different mindsets could differ how you would put it as.

  3. Malki says:

    I like this poem very much. This poem have deep meaning.

  4. muthu says:

    cool poem i like this.

  5. Awantha says:

    a minor bird I like this poem .

  6. Samalya says:

    I have wished a bird would fly away And not sing by my house all day Have clapped my hands at him from the door When it seemed as if I could bear no more The fault must be partly have been in me The bird was not to blame for his key And of course there must be something wrong I wanting to silence any song

  7. Samalya says:

    I like this poem.

  8. sheela says:

    i love this poem. i like its meaning

  9. JOY says:

    ilike very nice.the author used to very simple words.

  10. sreeba says:

    I LIKE THIS POEM. I THINK IT IS VERY GOOD POEM. FROM BANU IN INDIA

  11. shenal says:

    i love love love this poem very very very much brillint
    from shenal in srilanka

  12. Maneesha says:

    I think this is very very good poem by Roebert Frost who was a great poet in america.This poem is not hard to understand but it has a very deeper meaning.He tried to let the common people understand how this minor point become a very serious issue.he tried to convince very powerful and meaningful idea in very simple and imaginal way.I also
    like to the persantation.the persantation is very very nice.I this i love to this poem very much because of the simplysity and powerful meaning.

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