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A Time To Talk

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Kevin Young

on 13 May 2013

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Transcript of A Time To Talk

By: Robert Frost "A Time to Talk" Tone The tone Robert Frost uses for the farmer is a happy and surprised attitude towards the unplanned visit. The man speaking in the poem is a farmer working on his fields. A Time to Talk
When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don't stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven't hoed,
And shout from where I am, What is it?
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit. How was many of Robert Frosts poems similar? Simple style
Deeper meanings
extremely descriptive
rural locations Robert Frost born in 1874
Raised in San Francisco California then moved to Massachusetts
was well known for his poetry around the world
this poem was written in 1920 What type of figurative language is used in this poem? Analytical question: Factual question: Personification
Tone "I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground" Example: Although the ground can't be mellow, it is the description of soft that he is trying to convey through this figurative language. Plod- walk slowly and heavily This poem is 1 stanza with 10 lines
Free verse
there is rhyme but no particular scheme Mechanics "Blade-end up five feet tall
and plod: i go up to the stone wall" Work Play Whats more important to you? Work Work is rough but the satisfaction of finishing a job or the benefits of hard work can be much more beneficial than just playing and socializing all the time. Although all work and no play can be stressful and difficult. Play sometimes we all need some relaxation and some time to unwind and spend with friends and family. but if your life is all play and no work you will find yourself coming up short of your potential Robert frost answers this question for us that he prioritizes play over work because he can always finish his work after. 55% of americans are not happy with their jobs according to a report on cbs news descriptive characteristic:

I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground
blade end up and 5 feet tall
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
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