Friday, January 3, 2003

After Apple Picking Comments

Rating: 3.1
My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree
Toward heaven still.
And there's a barrel that I didn't fill
Beside it, and there may be two or three


Kylie 10 October 2020
Nice poem
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Judith Gledhill 09 July 2020
The death of the aged apple farmer
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Michael Walker 29 July 2019
A fine free verse poem about apple picking, which Frost probably did on his own farm. There is a sense of abundance-a large number of apples; and weariness, 'For I have had too much / Of apple picking; I am overtired/ Of the great harvest I myself desired'. 'Harvest 'could also refer to that of his own life's effort.
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amol chavhan 16 February 2018
difficult poem but i like poem
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bobbbbb 01 February 2018
i like it is shows emotion and detail
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Gajanan Mishra 08 December 2016
long sleep, long life, men.
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Brian Jani 26 April 2014
Awesome I like this poem, check mine out
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* Sunprincess * 25 October 2012
wow he put in some long hours, picking apples at this orchard..almost fell asleep while picking a hard worker is an admirable quality..excellent write.. :)
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Shouvik Roy 24 June 2012
In this poem Sir Frost travels back and forth in time, it has got such depth, the apples symbolize the desires and the dreams which he couldn't fulfill or achieve, and now its bothering him as he has grown old, he is feeling sleepy, what kind of sleep he doesn't know, may be death, he is imagining the same apples or desires appearing and disappearing before his eyes (explains the problem of old age subtly)
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Fran Barrett 11 February 2018
I think that he's speaking of the desires and dreams that he did achieve as well.
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Ntombenhle Phungula 02 September 2011
Im out of words to descride the joy the poem gave me inside, but though i am young and still looking for the meaning of life i loved this sure sharing it will give others the opportunity to feel my joy.
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Mehran Maqbool 31 January 2010
it is marvellous and symbolic poem.i enjoyed this poem very this poem poet uses fantastic symbol apple picking for human desires because we always run after our desires but our all desires donot fulfill that is why this poem hss also the element of universalityand robert frost did great job.
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Andrew Hoellering 28 May 2009
It is significant that the poet's ladder points towards heaven as what is celebrated is the scent of apples 'with every fleck of russet showing clear.' The pane of glass is surely the poet's vision or imagination which Frost sees as inseparable from the pains of labour. As Frost says in Birches: Earth's the right place for love: I don't know where it's likely to go better.
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Hira Ali 19 July 2008
The word in last line of my review about this poem is Picking and not Oicking.
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Hira Ali 14 July 2008
Hmm.This is a good poem and i really enjoyed it.I think Apples over here points towards first disobedience of Man, or may be writer wants to say that when you get old, load of ur sins increases a lot.Coming of evening shows decresing of ones life.As a man gets old he moves towards death and Frost has dissused an old man who is oicking up apples and night is about to appear which is cold.
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Chris Todd, Jr. 25 December 2007
I wrote a paper over this my first year of college, however, I related it to Death.
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Robert Howard 09 August 2006
I love this poem and basically concur with Mr. Shepherd although I cannot say for certain whether or not Mr. Frost intended a direct reference to the Tempest or not. In any case Shakespeare, Prospero and Frost are all delivering farewell statements.
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Michael Shepherd 11 November 2005
I would recommend any lover of poetry, and Frost's poetry, to read first, Prospero's (Shakespeare's) farewell to his art at the end of 'The Tempest'. Frost surely had it in mind when he wrote this, and I think reading this parallel enriches the understanding of both poets and their work.
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