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    The Philosophy of Birches

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    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

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    Imaginative Freedom of Birches

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    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

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    Analysis of Birches

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    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

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    An Analysis of Birches

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    "Birches" is a memorable poem that is rich and interesting enough to repay more than one reading. Robert Frost provides vivid images of birches in order to oppose life's harsh realities with the human actions of the imagination. "Birches" has a profound theme and its sounds, rhythm, form, tone, and figures of speech emphasize this meaning. Theme "Birches" provides an interesting aspect of imagination to oppose reality. Initially, reality is pictured as birches bending and cracking from the

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    Analysis of Birches by Robert Frost In the poem Birches by Robert Frost, Frost portrays the images of a child growing to adulthood through the symbolism of aging birch trees. Through these images readers are able to see the reality of the real world compared to their carefree childhood. The image of life through tribulation is the main focal point of the poem and the second point of the poem is if one could revert back to the simpler times of childhood. The language of the poem is entirely arranged

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    The Theme of Life and Death in Birches, by Robert Frost The poem "Birches," by Robert Frost, illustrates the authors ability to take what seems to be the mundane activities of life and turn it into something that holds a deeper meaning. The poem taken literally revolves around a boy living on the New England countryside "whose only play was what he found himself," in this case, riding birch branches. The poem is very literal in language but by analyzing each line, different themes and interpretations

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    Comparing Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson

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    in this poem, "So impotent Our Wisdom is / To her Simplicity" (277).  The speaker is saying that nature has such great power that one can't even comprehend her simplest ways. In comparison ... ... middle of paper ... ...89.  p466. ----- "Birches."  American Literature. New York:  Scribner Laidlaw.  1989.  p472,473. ----- "Fire and Ice"  American Literature. New York: Scribner Laidlaw.  1989.  p466. Freeman, Margaret. "Metaphor Making Meaning: Dickinson's Conceptual Universe." Journal

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    Comparing Frost’s "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening", "Birches", and "The Road Not taken" Robert Frost was an American poet that first became known after publishing a book in England. He soon came to be one of the best-known and loved American poets ever. He often wrote of the outdoors and the three poems that I will compare are of that "outdoorsy" type. There are several likenesses and differences in these poems. They each have their own meaning, each

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    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

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    Birches

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    representation of the life cycle is delineated in every poem by Robert Frost. “Birches” is an excellent poem where the speaker sees himself in one of the characters being talked about. Metaphorically the boy that is being talked about could be the earlier life of the elder speaker. Nature, the boy, and the life cycle are all three different themes that helped complete this poem by Frost. Nature is beautiful and can stand for many things. Birches are beautiful, tall, thin trees that can not hold that much stress

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