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  • After Apple Picking, by Robert Frost

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    paper is about “After Apple Picking,” by Robert Frost, from the perspectives of Carl Phillips and Priscilla Paton. I would like to focus more on Carl Phillips discussion of “After Apple Picking” as his article has more focus on an actual argument on what “After Apple Picking” is about compared to Paton’s article which is more about how Frost went about writing his poems though his usage of metaphors and vague colloquialisms . Neither article was solely about “After Apple Picking,” but both had a

  • After Apple-Picking. Robert Frost, The Author Of “After

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    After Apple-Picking Robert Frost, the author of “After Apple-Picking”, preferred to write in a traditional form and pattern of English poetry. He is known for being a straight forward author, although he is not always easy to read. His effects, even though they are simple, depend upon a certain slyness for which the reader must be prepared (Frost 1). “After Apple-Picking” is one of Frost’s least formal poems. It is written in first person and is compiled of forty-two lines with two to eleven syllables

  • Analysis Of After Apple-Picking By Robert Frost

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    In his poem “After Apple-Picking,” Robert Frost tells the story of an apple-picker who believes that any task completed incorrectly is worthless. Frost’s vivid descriptions of the apple-picker’s experience engage the reader in the poem, causing them to identify with his perspective. However, Frost simultaneously questions the reliability of his judgment by using the metaphor of the apple-picker looking through a window and the exclusion of sensory details to emphasize his detachment from reality

  • The True Meaning of After Apple Picking Essay

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    The True Meaning of After Apple Picking   After Apple Picking has become so familiar and revered that it is difficult to recognize its strangeness. But it would probably seem familiar in any case; it is a prime example of how even the very great poems of Frost can induce a kind of ease about their deeper intensities. It is a proud poem, as if its very life depends upon a refusal to justify itself by any open evidence of what it is up to. The apparent "truth" about the poem is that it is really

  • Analysis Of The Poem ' After Apple Picking ' Essay

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    "After Apple-Picking" As an illustration of the "honest duplicity" of Frost 's better verses, the early lyric "After Apple-Picking," although often analyzed, serves ideally. Some readers admire this poem because the deceptive simplicity of its surface picture has charmed them with a rich vision of idyllic New England harvest. Others treasure the poem as exemplifying the truth of John Ciardi 's reminder that "a poem is never about what it seems to be about":52 My long two-pointed ladder 's sticking

  • Essay on Robert Frost's "After Apple-Picking"

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    Robert Frost's "After Apple-Picking" In the poem “After Apple-Picking”, Robert Frost has cleverly disguised many symbols and allusions to enhance the meaning of the poem. One must understand the parallel to understand the central theme of the poem. The apple mentioned in the poem could be connected to the forbidden fruit from the Garden of Eden. It essentially is the beginning of everything earthly and heavenly, therefore repelling death. To understand the complete meaning of Frost’s poem one

  • Analysis Of After Apple Picking By Robert Frost

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    “After Apple-Picking” is an early work by Robert Frost. The poem portrays the hypnagogia of sleep by describing the fleeting moments before the speaker falls into deep slumber. The poem is written in the first-person point of view and is most likely a depiction of Frost himself. Frost wrote this poem when he was around forty to fifty years old. In the twentieth century, he would have been considered to be close to the end of his life and this could have been his initial inspiration for the poem.

  • After Apple Picking and Road Not Taken Comparative Essay

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    difficult but to be inspired by his work. “After Apple Picking” and “The road Not Taken” at first appear to be worryingly similar to each other. Not only they were crafted by the same poet at approximately the same time, but the actual content dig into similar ground as in the two of them, they mostly drenched into the past

  • Robert Frost's The Tuft Of Flowers And After Apple Picking

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    The potential catalysts for discoveries are often unforeseen, resulting in unpredictable, confronting, and challenging discoveries and ramifications. These outlooks are exemplified in Robert Frosts’s poetry works, “The Tuft of Flowers”, and “After Apple Picking”, and are also demonstrated in the “Challenger Disaster Speech” delivered by Ronald Reagan to the USA in 1986. We see in both these texts the potential complex ramifications brought forward by unexpected discovery upon an individual. Robert

  • Literary Analysis Of After Apple-Picking By Robert Frost

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    From “After Apple-Picking” by Robert Frost Lines 1-8 “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 Apples I didn’t pick upon some bough. But I am done with apple-picking now. Essence of winter sleep is on the night, The scent of apples: I am drowsing off.” In the selected lines from Robert Frost’s “After Apple-Picking,” Frost creates the setting for the poem through time indicators, while