A Literary Explication on the Poem "A Girl's Garden" by Robert Frost

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A Literary Explication on the Poem "A Girl's Garden" by Robert Frost

Galen College of Nursing

A Literary Explication on the Poem "A Girl's Garden" by Robert Frost
Even people who are not a connoisseur of poetry are familiar with Robert Frost and his works. Even though he was a very complex man who kept to himself he excelled in poetry. He found success in poetry that few poets are able to achieve. He lived from 1874-1963. Living most of his life in the New England area, his poems reflects the New England life style and ways of thinking. The poem “A Girl’s Garden” was written in 1916 by Frost. (Meyer, 2008, pg. 1118-1136). The narrator in this poem is unknown. It is
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Quickly the little girl found that gardening was much more than just breaking dirt and planting. She had to work with the not so pleasant side too. “She wheeled the dung in the wheelbarrow along a stretch of road; but she always ran away and left her not- nice load.” (Frost, 1916, line 20). She had to run from the “dung” because it smelled so bad but she was too embarrassed to let anyone see her run. Even though she did not like the smells she kept up with her task. To make a good garden grow she had to have fertilizer. The father was teaching his daughter that in life there are always things that are not fun. There will always be things that need to be done that are not the most glamorous. By doing those things the end result is better. What if the little girl had not fertilized her garden? Would it have grown? The answer is yes, it would have probably grown but would the vegetable have been as good? In short, the answer is probably not. Although she had an idea of a garden, much like a child, her ideas were scattered. She had a large variety of seeds, randomly planting many things in her garden. The garden was bearing many different fruits and vegetable but not enough of any particular one to amount to anything. “Her crop was very miscellany when all was said and done, a little bit of everything, a great deal of none.” (Frost, 1916, Line 35). She found
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