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A Minor Bird

Robert Frost 1874 (San Francisco) – 1963 (Boston)



I have wished a bird would fly away,
And not sing by my house all day;

Have clapped my hands at him from the door
When it seemed as if I could bear no more.

The fault must partly have been in me.
The bird was not to blame for his key.

And of course there must be something wrong
In wanting to silence any song.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme AA BB CC DD
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 311
Words 68
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2

Robert Frost

Robert Lee Frost was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. more…

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