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Poetry Project: By Benjamin Ward & Lilia Yefimov
Transcript of Poetry Project: By Benjamin Ward & Lilia Yefimov
Robert Frost was born in March 26, 1874 and is a poet who wasn't recognized until his later years. In 1912 Frost lived in New Hampshire with his wife Elinor and they decided to sell their farm so they could move to England, where there were many poets waiting to be recognized. Frost was 38 years of age and in England he found a publisher who was willing to accept his first work of art, A Boy's Will and a year later, North of Boston. Frost's experience in England only lasted a short while. WW1 broke out in 1914 and Frost and his wife returned to America, and luckily for Frost, his work and fame followed him. Frost found another publisher named Henry Holt, who stayed with him the rest of his life. Frost lived a good life, even teaching at a colledge on and off for 45 years! Frost also went to the Soviet Union and declared that Americans were "too liberal to fight." That same year when Frost returned he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal which Congress bestowed upon him. At age 86 Frost was asked to write and recite a poem for President John F. Kennedy's inauguration. His eyesight was failing him so he recited The Gift Outright, which he had memorized. Frost led a long and successful life and finally died January 29, 1963.
A Late Walk
A Line-Storm Song
When I go up through the mowing field,
The headless aftermath,
Smooth-laid like thatch with the heavy dew,
Half closes the garden path.
And when I come to the garden ground,
The whir of sober birds
Up from the tangle of withered weeds
Is sadder than any words
A tree beside the wall stands bare,
But a leaf that lingered brown,
Disturbed, I doubt not, by my thought,
Comes softly rattling down.
I end not far from my going forth
By picking the faded blue
Of the last remaining aster flower
To carry again to you.
"The line-storm clouds fly tattered and swift,
The road is forlorn all day,
Where a myriad snowy quartz stones lift,
And the hoof-prints vanish away.
The roadside flowers, too wet for the bee,
Expend their bloom in vain.
Come over the hills and far with me,
And be my love in the rain.
The birds have less to say for themselves
In the wood-world’s torn despair
Than now these numberless years the elves,
Although they are no less there:
All song of the woods is crushed like some
Wild, easily shattered rose.
Come, be my love in the wet woods; come,
Where the boughs rain when it blows.
There is the gale to urge behind
And bruit our singing down,
And the shallow waters aflutter with wind
From which to gather your gown.
What matter if we go clear to the west,
And come not through dry-shod?
For wilding brooch shall wet your breast
The rain-fresh goldenrod.
Oh, never this whelming east wind swells
But it seems like the sea’s return
To the ancient lands where it left the shells
Before the age of the fern;
And it seems like the time when after doubt
Our love came back amain.
Oh, come forth into the storm and rout
And be my love in the rain."
What is it?
This story talks about a farmer that goes to his field one last time and he is saddened because the winter is soon to come and all his plants have died. The reader can sense a sort of sadness coming from the narrator.
The person that is speaking is Robert Frost. He is dicribing the farmer and his actions to the audience. We sense a sadness conveyed from the farmer by the author because of the onset of winter. The purpose of this poem is to show how even the animals, such as the birds in this story, recognize the severity of the impacts that winter will bring.
What is it?
This poem talks about the renewal of love and in the first line there is a metaphor to symbolize the difficulties in a relationship.
A man is speaking and almost begging a woman to be his love. These two are probably young.
There is such a strong sense of love given by this poem but also a sort of desperation. This man in the story pleads over and over for this woman to be his love. Longing is also potrayed in this poem, this man wants this woman to be his so badly it is all he can think about.
1. Come over the hills and far with me...
2. Come, be my love in the wet woods; come,
3. Our love came back amain...
Simile - All song of the woods is crushed like some Wild, earily shattered rose. (Hopes and dreams are like a fragile rose and can be easily crushed)
Simile - But it seems like the sea's return to the ancient lands where it left its shells. (The sea returns where it first started)
Simile - And it seems like the time when after doubt our love came back amain. (The love came back very suddenly)
Metaphor - The line-storm clouds fly tattered and swift. (Indicates troubles in a relationship)
Hyperbole - The birds have less to say for themselves. (Birds do not literally speak)
Alliteration - Although they are no less there: all the song of the woods is crushed like some...
Rhyme Scheme - The roadside flowers, too wet for the bee, ...come over the hills and far with me
Rhyme Scheme - The birds have less to say for themselves,....Than now these numberless years the elves..
The lines about love are separated by the ones about despair and hard times. Even thought the poem is divided this way, it shows how strong love is even through tough times.
The man is asking the woman to be his love even thought the times are tough and depressing. This shows that love is stronger than anything else.
2. Headless aftermath
3. Sober birds
4. Withered weeds
5. Last remaining aster flower
There is a very strong sense of sadness. There is an image of the farmer who may be at risk of starvation because in the poem it describes the withered weeds and the tree along the wall that stands bare except from one brown leaf. The onset of winter is very severe.
Metaphor - Sober birds
Hyperbole - The headless aftermath
By picking the faded blue,....to carry you..
The sign that the birds recognize the severity of winter
The lines are mostly gloomy and kind of a warning of what is to come.
Winter is harsh and you must prepare or it will be too late.
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