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Robert Frost's poetry is much more modern than any of the poetry we have read so far. He writes of telephones and cars which are modern conveniences that haven't appeared in any of our readings until now. Doesn't his use of more modern language make his poetry that much more enjoyable to read? The other poets we have read have been so abstract in their writings that they are difficult to for me to read. I'm glad to be able to understand Frost's poetry at a higher level. Do you feel that Frost was much easier to read as I do?

-- Anonymous, March 10, 2000


I am not much of a fan of poetry, but I did enjoy reading Frost a lot more than I did Whitman and Dickinson. Whitman was too wordy and a little hard for me to understand. Dickinson was also hard for me to understand. The fact that I don't like poetry and that those two poets wrote in the 19th century probably didn't help much. I did like Frost basically because of the same reasons you did. I could relate to him much better than the 19th century poets. He also wrote in a way that made it easier to understand.

-- Anonymous, March 13, 2000

Dickenson was a real challenge, someone you have to spend alot of time with to try and figure her out. I thought Whitman was easier. He is wordy but there was a lot to say about that time in history and Whitman was one that wanted to see it all and tell it all. He had a sense of urgency and his list-like style added to that. Frosts peotry was the calm after the storm of reading Whitmans peotry. I agree that Frost was easier to read and relate to.

-- Anonymous, March 18, 2000

Yes, I found Frost's poetry to be alot easier to read. It seemed so realistic, and yet Frost said it in way as to make you see an ordinary object in a new light. He took something ordinary and made it extraordinary by writing a poem about it.

-- Anonymous, March 20, 2000

I agree with you Brent, Frost's poetry is a lot easier to read. I enjoy reading his works more than any of the other poets. I think the fact that he uses more modern day topics and words it makes it easier for us to relate to what he is saying. He also says things in a more straight forward way. He doesn't beat around the bush, he just says what he wants to say and gets his point across really well. I think that is why I like his poems so much better than anyone elses.

-- Anonymous, March 20, 2000

I love poetry! And I really liked Frost's poetry. He was pretty much straight forward and to the point, unlike Whitman's poetry. It was really hard for me to keep reading Whitman's poem's, and it was even harder to understand them. Frost's poetry was a lot easier to read so it left more time for me to understand it. The whole point of reading it in the first place.

-- Anonymous, May 01, 2000

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