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The Philosophy of Birches - The Philosophy of Birches         The philosophy expressed in "Birches" poses no threat to popular values or beliefs, and it is so appealingly affirmative that many readers have treasured the poem as a masterpiece. Among Frost's most celebrated works, perhaps only "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" ranks ahead of it. Yet to critics like Brooks and Squires, the persona's philosophical stance in "Birches" is a serious weakness. [. . .] The didactic and philosophical element that some critics have attacked strikes others as the very core of Frost's virtue....   [tags: Robert Frost Birches Essays]
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Imaginative Freedom of Birches - Imaginative Freedom of Birches        In "Birches" (Mountain Interval, 1916) Frost begins to probe the power of his redemptive imagination as it moves from its playful phase toward the brink of dangerous transcendence. The movement into transcendence is a movement into a realm of radical imaginative freedom where (because redemption has succeeded too well) all possibilities of engagement with the common realities of experience are dissolved. In its moderation, a redemptive consciousness motivates union between selves as we have seen in "The Generations of Men," or in any number of Frost's love poems....   [tags: Robert Frost Birches Essays]
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Loneliness, Love, and Desire to Achieve in Birches - Birches: Loneliness, Love, and Desire to Achieve Robert Frost uses the poem Birches to illustrate his personal experience about three things through the bending of the trees. The three things are loneliness, love, and desire to achieve. Frost's description of loneliness is provided immediately after he first refers to himself with his specific description in Line 20. There he states "I should prefer to have some boy bend (the birches)". He describes the loneliness of his youth lifestyle writing that he was a boy on a farm "too far from town to learn baseball Whose only play was found in himself"....   [tags: Robert Frost Birches Essays] 467 words
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Robert Frost's Birches - I chose “Birches” from Mountain Interval which was written by Robert Frost during the early 1900’s. “Birches” is a complex poem, yet it isn't to some. When we first read the poem, all I could think of was how the poem just wasted 10 minutes of my life. Yet after some research I found out that Robert Frost is considered to be one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize 4 times. So there had to be more to this poem than just a farm boy talking about swinging on trees in the woods....   [tags: essays research papers] 442 words
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The Poetry of Robert Frost - The Poetry of Robert Frost Robert Frost is considered one of the "most popular American poets of his time." He won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry four times. Congress also voted him a gold medal, in "recognition of his poetry, which has enriched the culture of the United States and the philosophy of the world" (Costello 543). The poem "Birches" was first published in 1915 (Thomason 18). In Robert Frost's "Birches," the theme of reality vs....   [tags: Papers] 903 words
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No Child Left Behind Act - Page 1 Symbolism in Robert Frost This poetry analysis essay is about symbolism in Robert Frost’s poetry. The essay is titled “Symbolism in Robert Frost” and the poems under discussion are “The Road Not Taken” and “Birches”. Fisrt I will start with the poem titled “The Road Not Taken” and provide three short quotes from this poem and one quote from “Birches.” I will also provide three possible interpretations of their meaning. The following is a quote from the poem titled “The Road Not Taken”: “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler.” The first possible interpretation of that quote is that there a choices in life that we...   [tags: essays research papers] 833 words
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Robert Frost - Robert Frost, perhaps the greatest American poet of the twentieth century, has brought himself great recognition. Many critics have tried to find a faulty side to his writing, but they have had a difficult time because his writing "romanticizes the rural simplicity that he loved while probing into the mysteries of the universe (Estep 2)." Three areas of criticism covered are: a speaker's decision in choosing, a poem broken down into three sections, and Frost's use of metaphors and style in his writing....   [tags: essays research papers] 1217 words
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My Adventure with Drugs - My Adventure with Drugs My brother David decided one afternoon that he was going to take me on an adventure. He came to this decision after smoking pot and watching the Disney version of Alice in Wonderland. I, being a child of nine, thought it sounded fun. My parents weren't home and my brother was supposed to be watching me. Mom and Dad usually didn't like me going too far from the house when they weren't there. That's why I questioned was how long it would take. “We'll be back before they get home,” he told me....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 2332 words
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Exploring the Nature Poetry - Exploring the Nature Poetry Nature poetry focuses on nature as its subject. The genre of nature poetry shows us the importance and beauty of nature in the world today. Different poets use nature poetry to different affect. Two such poet are Seamus Heaney and Robert Frost. These poets’ nature poems are widely recognized and very popular. Frost uses his nature scenes to show us the relationship between mankind and nature whereas Heaney uses his nature scenes to depict the realism of everyday life....   [tags: Papers] 1027 words
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Analysis of Birches - Analysis of Birches   The discursive blank-verse meditation "Birches" does not center on a continuously encountered and revealing nature scene; rather, it builds a mosaic of thoughts from fragments of memory and fantasy. Its vividness and genial, bittersweet speculation help make it one of Frost's most popular poems, and because its shifts of metaphor and tone invite varying interpretation it has also received much critical discussion, not always admiring. The poem moves back and forth between two visual perspectives: birch trees as bent by boys' playful swinging and by ice storms, the thematic interweaving being somewhat puzzling....   [tags: Robert Frost Birches Essays] 551 words
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