critical comments After Apple Picking by Robert Frost, is a symbolic poem. The poet has expressed his feeling quite beautifully. The farmer is the spokesman of the poet. The farmer is picking the apples. He is collecting his harvest pf apples. He has had a wonderful harvest. There are ten thousand fruits to be picked. He is tired. The fatigue coupled with the overpowering scent of apples makes him drowsy even before he falls…"After Apple Picking Critical Comments"
Explanation lines 1-6: Reference: These lines have been taken from After Apple Picking written by Robert Frost. Context: The poet describes his experience after he has completed apple picking in a garden. He wants to tell us that man wants to perform many ambitions and programs of life, but he has a little energy to perform them. He is tired with his labor and goes to sleep. The dreams and ambitions of man’s life may…"After Apple Picking Notes Explanation"
Critical Comments: “Lights Out” by Edward Thomas is a remarkable poem in praise of sleep. It is about the sweet experience of sleep. Sleep has an overwhelming (tremendous) power. When a person is going to fall into the lap of amorphous (vogue), he feels as if he is sliding into the unfathomable forest of darkness and oblivion where everyone loses his way. The poet dilates (opens) on the overwhelming effect of sleep. When we start…"Lights Outs Critical Comments"
Explanation lines 1-6: Reference: These lines have been taken from the poem ‘Lights Out’ written by Edward Thomas: Context: The poet describes the power of sleep over us in different ways as we lose ourselves in the frost of sleep at night. Everybody has to taste the pleasure of sleep. All human activities lose their charm before sleep. Sleep provides everybody relief from the struggle and hardship of life. Explanation: The poet emphasizes the power…"Lights Outs Notes"
Emily Dickinson is an American poetess. She led very isolated life. Her most of the poems are personal, not social. She has a deep interest in religion. ‘Because I Could Not Stop For Death’ is a representative poem of her. The poetess talks about death and the gentle nature of its approach. Death is a common theme in her poetry. Most of the poetess and poets have used it, but the remarkable about this poem…"Because I Could Not Stop For Death Critical Comments"
Explanation 1-4: Reference: These lines have been taken from ‘ Because I Could Not Stop For Death’ written by Emily Dickinson. Context: The poet describes her imaginary experience of moving in the company of Death and Immortality in carriage and then after her death. She considers death a kind and considerate friend. When death comes to the poet, she welcomes him and is thankful to him for his arrival. She leaves all her worldly pursuits…"Because I Could Not Stop For Death Notes"
William Black belongs to the romantic age. ‘A Poison Tree’ is a poem which expresses the poet’s passion about his friend and foe. This poem is built up several contrasts as friends and foe; love and hatred; trust and deceit. Poison tree is first symbol of hatred in the poem. It finds its identity in the mythological (famous) apple tree that lured our grand parents Adam and Eve. Though this fascinating tree in the gardens…"A POISON TREE, Critical Comments:"
Explanation lines 1-4: Reference: These lines have been taken the poem ‘Poison Tree’ written by William Black. Context: The poet describes the development of hatred in him for his enemy. In his point of view, the feelings of anger if suppressed give birth to malice enmity and hypocrisy. Explanation: The poet William Black mentions that he was angry with his friend. He expressed his grief, and his wrath ended. On the other hand, once…"A POISON TREE NOTES"
Like Words Worth, Eliot believes poetry to be (natural) overflow of powerful feelings. His poem Departure and Arrival seems to be the practical manifestation of it. He turns all the conceptual images into perceptual (awareness) ones. The extra-sensory are made sensory (sensibleness) and thus the powerful feelings with regard to the abstract find their ventilation in the form of the palpable (manifest) and concrete through wonderful metaphors and similes. T.S. Eliot carefully expresses idealism and…"Departure And Arrival, Critical Comments, Notes"
Explanation lines 1-6: Reference: These lines have been taken from Departure and Arrival written by T. S. Eliot: Context: The poet asks us to move rapidly to our goals. The 20th century is full of great challenges. This age has better prospects for all those who accept its challenge. It is possible that new age may hold in store for us a bright future. Man may conquer pain and misery of his life. Explanation: The…"Departure and Arrival Explanation, Notes"
ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE: William Shakespeare Explanation lines (1-9): Reference: These lines have been taken from All the World’s a Stage written by William Shakespeare. Context: The poet discusses the seven stages of a man’s life in this world from babyhood to extreme old age. Explanation: In the great Shakespeare declares this world a stage. He is of the view that this world is a stage and all men and women are only…"ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE: Notes, Explanation"