What does Frost's "Come In" suggest about the individual's ability to pursue personal well being when responding to internal and external demands?

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Two “individuals” who might be said to pursue individual well-being in Robert Frost’s poem “Come In” are the bird and the man who listens to the bird.  The bird might be said to pursue individual well-being in spite of internal and external demands in such ways as the following:

  • The bird continues to sing despite the darkness that surrounds it.  Rather than giving in to the “external demand” to cease singing when night arrives, the bird chooses to continue singing.
  • The bird sings despite (or perhaps because of) another external challenge: apparently it has a less than ideal place to perch.
  • The bird sings despite (or perhaps because of) an internal demand: the need for sleep.
  • Since it...

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