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Frost at Midnight

In a critical appreciation, you should look at a poem with a discerning eye, decide whether or not it is an effective poem, and then explain your decision. To write a critical appreciation of...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2020 3:27 pm UTC

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Frost at Midnight

One of the first-generation Romantic poets, Samuel Taylor Coleridge—a master in a movement known for its praise of nature—begins "Frost at Midnight" with the image of frost, which starts the his...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2012 1:07 pm UTC

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Frost at Midnight

Samuel Taylor Coleridge was raised in a time when the only heat provided came from a fire—in this case, in a fireplace that is covered by a grate (or cover), to keep stray sparks from flying out to...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2011 5:01 am UTC

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Frost at Midnight

In Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem, "Frost at Midnight," the author believes that his son will have experiences very much different than his own: he will hear different stories (lore) and travel to...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2011 7:54 am UTC

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Frost at Midnight

The speaker in "Frost at Midnight" is awake in the night while everyone else in the house ("the inmates of my cottage") are sleeping. As the speaker enjoys the quiet and calm of this time, s/he...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2011 5:46 am UTC

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Frost at Midnight

This important meditation on nature and the poet's son comes as the speaker finds himself in his cottage at night, watching the frost outside and with his son next to him. This quote you have cited...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2011 7:02 pm UTC

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Frost at Midnight

Have you ever been in a place that was so quiet and so calm that it was disturbing to you? Colerdige, who was a good friend of Wordsworth lived for a while near him in the lake district of...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2011 12:03 am UTC

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Frost at Midnight

In Coleridge's poem, "Frost at Midnight," several thoughts come to the speaker. The author (Coleridge) is sitting by the fire, in solitude that allow him to pursue "abtruser musings." While his...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2011 9:44 am UTC

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Frost at Midnight

Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote "Frost at Midnight" as part of a series of poems that deals with his belief that every child should grow up in the English countryside. The imortance of nature and...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2011 10:49 pm UTC

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Frost at Midnight

The "film" Coleridge speaks of in this poem is first mentioned at the end of stanza 1 in the line Only that film, which fluttered on the grate. This film is a film of ash or soot left by the...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2021 5:10 pm UTC

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Frost at Midnight

I have scanned the paragraph as you have asked. I am mostly familiar with iambic pentameter, which is when a poem has ten syllables per line, with the stress on every other syllable. Sonnets...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2010 2:51 pm UTC

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Frost at Midnight

In “Frost at Midnight,” when the speaker sees a film of soot fluttering around the grate of his fire, his mind is immediately called back to his schooldays. Back then, he'd often sit gazing at the...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2021 11:07 am UTC

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Frost at Midnight

This looks like iambic pentameter but with a few small irregularities. Coleridge is known for being slightly irregular in meter. If you think this is tough, try scanning "Kubla Khan"! Lines of...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2010 11:30 pm UTC

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