At a glance:
- Author: Robert Frost
- First Published: 1914
- Type of Poem: Meditation
- Genres: Poetry, Meditation
- Subjects: United States or Americans, Poetry or poets, New England, Farms, farmers, or farming, Work or workers, Sleep
Robert Frost preferred to write within the traditional forms and patterns of English poetry, scorning free verse, comparing its lack of form and metrical regularity to playing tennis without a net. “After Apple-Picking” is not free verse, but it is among Frost’s least formal works. It contains forty-two lines, varying in length from two to eleven syllables, with a rhyme scheme that is also highly irregular; many of the rhyme lines are widely separated. There are no stanza breaks. Frost intends to evoke a mood of hesitation and drowsiness, as if the speaker were...
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