Frost at Midnight
BY SAMUEL TAYLOR
The Frost performs its secret ministry,
Unhelped by any wind. The owlet's cry
And makes a toy of Thought.
But O! how oft,
How oft, at school, with most believing
Presageful, have I gazed upon the bars,
Dickinson Commentary practice
You will have 20 minutes to prepare.
In your preparation time:
Read the poem carefully once through.
As you re-read it, make sure you have clear answers to the following questions:
1. What is the poem about? Its ok to suggest
Analysing Hamlet the formal oral commentary
Things to look out for:
Variations in iambic pentameter
Though YET of HAMlet OUR dear BROthers DEATH regular iambic pentameter
To BEAR our HEARTS in GRIEF and OUR whole KINGdom regular iambic
pentameter with a f
Emily Dickinson 322: There came a Day at Summers full
Questions on Poem 712 (Because I could not stop for
1. How is Death characterised in this poem?
2. How does the speaker feel about death? Positive? Negative? A combination?
How do you know?
3. What is the rhythm/rhyme-scheme of this poem? Does it s
We will have our discussion on Wednesday. So you have todays class to prepare.
You may want to do some more research, you may just want to make notes of your own.
Remember, what we are looking for is a connection between the plays context and its content,
I wandered lonely as a cloud by William Wordsworth (1809)
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the
Because I could not stop for Death (712)
Because I could not stop for Death
He kindly stopped for me
The Carriage held but just Ourselves
We slowly drove He knew no haste
And I had put away
My labor and my leisure too,
For His Civility