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Robert Frost
Posted by: JasmineDreamer (---.dialsprint.net)
Date: January 24, 2005 11:47AM

I need to know if anyone is familiar with Come In by Frost... Could really use some help in figuring out what it is all about.


Re: Robert Frost
Posted by: lg (---.ca.charter.com)
Date: January 24, 2005 12:04PM

Come In
---Robert Frost

As I came to the edge of the woods,
Thrush music -- hark!
Now if it was dusk outside,
Inside it was dark.

Too dark in the woods for a bird
By sleight of wing
To better its perch for the night,
Though it still could sing.

The last of the light of the sun
That had died in the west
Still lived for one song more
In a thrush's breast.

Far in the pillared dark
Thrush music went --
Almost like a call to come in
To the dark and lament.

But no, I was out for stars;
I would not come in.
I meant not even if asked;
And I hadn't been.

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Frost is basically writing a nature poem here. The call from the Thrush signals night fall. Like most sensible people, time to come in from the work and rest.

The last stanza tells the heart of the matter. Frost is going outside for the evening presumably to enjoy nature.

Les


Re: Robert Frost
Posted by: JasmineDreamer (---.dialsprint.net)
Date: January 24, 2005 12:12PM

Thanks


Re: Robert Frost
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: January 24, 2005 12:15PM

I would say that the invitation to 'come in' is an invitation not to the house, but to the woods. Also, that 2nd to last stanza- what's being lamented? I think it's the loss of the sun, and Frost is also saying that even that loss has its values.

pam


Re: Robert Frost
Posted by: JasmineDreamer (---.dialsprint.net)
Date: January 24, 2005 12:21PM

so you think he is mourning the loss of another day? That makes since atleast now I can read it with a clue TY


Re: Robert Frost
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: January 24, 2005 12:24PM

I think the bird is mourning the loss of the day. Frost is looking forward to the night.

pam


Re: Robert Frost
Posted by: JasmineDreamer (---.dialsprint.net)
Date: January 24, 2005 12:28PM

oh I see


Re: Robert Frost
Posted by: brooke callan (---.nas5.huntsville2.al.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: January 24, 2005 05:34PM

hi mr. frost my name is brooke and my teacher has given me an ansignment to make to following forms of poetry: haiku,diamante,cinqain,and a limerick. in the parts of speech!! can you help me ?

thanks ,
brooke


Re: Robert Frost
Posted by: brooke callan (---.nas5.huntsville2.al.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: January 24, 2005 05:34PM

hi mr. frost my name is brooke and my teacher has given me an ansignment to make to following forms of poetry: haiku,diamante,cinqain,and a limerick. in the parts of speech!! can you help me ?

thanks ,
brooke


Re: Robert Frost
Posted by: brooke callan (---.nas5.huntsville2.al.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: January 24, 2005 05:35PM

hi mr. frost my name is brooke and my teacher has given me an ansignment to make to following forms of poetry: haiku,diamante,cinqain,and a limerick. in the parts of speech!! can you help me ?

thanks ,
brooke


Re: Robert Frost
Posted by: JasmineDreamer (---.dialsprint.net)
Date: January 24, 2005 05:41PM

Can you elborate a bit more.. are you suppose to write a poem for each of these examples?


Re: Robert Frost
Posted by: brooke callan (---.nas5.huntsville2.al.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: January 24, 2005 05:51PM

i have to make a book with nouns,verbs,pronoun,adverb,adjective,perposition,interjection,conjunctions with all forms of poetry


Re: Robert Frost
Posted by: JasmineDreamer (---.dialsprint.net)
Date: January 24, 2005 05:54PM

I wish that I could help but I am not sure what it is exactly that you are expected to do


Re: Robert Frost
Posted by: brooke callan (---.nas5.huntsville2.al.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: January 24, 2005 05:56PM

just make a poem for each one i'm not that good


Re: Robert Frost
Posted by: brooke callan (---.nas5.huntsville2.al.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: January 24, 2005 05:58PM

or 8 poems for parts of speech

she is hard 4 a6th grade teacher


Re: Robert Frost
Posted by: brooke callan (---.nas5.huntsville2.al.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: January 24, 2005 05:59PM

please e-mail me at brookecallan@yahoo.com

thanks


Re: Robert Frost
Posted by: JasmineDreamer (---.dialsprint.net)
Date: January 24, 2005 07:48PM

if your in 6th grade I have to say it is a bit of a challenge i am doing this stuff on college level... Best advice I can give you is look up examples of each on the net. that will give you a basis for your own but don't copy them.... only use them fro examples


Re: Robert Frost
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-02rh15-16rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: January 25, 2005 11:04AM

So, what's 'sleight of wing'? Like sleight of hand?

Still, RLF seems to enjoy another contradiction here, what with,

Almost like a call to come in

[ ... ]

I would not come in.
I meant not even if asked;
And I hadn't been.

In one line he suggests he was invited in, but finishes by saying he was not.




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