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Aaron Berry
Discussion 11/11
Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:39pm

My reaction to the poems assigned for Monday is, I am very confused. I really had a hard time understanding what the poets were trying to say in there poems. I’m not saying that I’m that great at understanding poetry but these poems just don’t make any sense to me. The first poem I read was “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” by Emily Dickinson. Now just by reading the title I was a little creped out and figured that this poem was going to be about death and sure enough it was. The poem is about a man who takes a carriage ride around with a dead poet. I had to read the poem a couple of times to kind of figure out what was happening in the poem. I wouldn’t say that I don’t like it but I’m not saying it’s my favorite poem either. I’m don’t like to think about death so reading a poem about it is kind of disturbing. “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost was my favorite out of the three poems that we had to read. Frost happens to be one of my favorite poets but that’s not the only reason why I like this poem. I like the imagery that he paints for you. I like when he says “to watch the woods fill up with snow.” I don’t know if you have ever done that but it’s a really peacefully experience. I remember one time when I was a kid it snow like two and a half feet. I stayed up all night watching the snow fall and I just loved it. It was like watching little pieces of heaven falling down to the earth. I also like the line “the woods are lovely, dark and deep.” I like looking deep into the woods especially at night. I love to hear the sound of nature and wondering what’s out there or in the day time when you can look for miles and see the beauty of God’s creation. Now the last poem “The Red Wheelbarrow” I really don’t have much to say about. There really isn’t a whole lot to say about except that it sounds like an old wheelbarrow used on a farm to do work. There really aren’t any poems that I would like to review in class. The only poem that I’ve seen in this book that I like is “The Road not Taken” by Robert Frost but we don’t need to review it.

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