Revelation

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



We make ourselves a place apart
Behind light words that tease and flout,
But oh, the agitated heart
Till someone find us really out.

'Tis pity if the case require
(Or so we say) that in the end
We speak the literal to inspire
The understanding of a friend.

But so with all, from babes that play
At hide-and-seek to God afar,
So all who hide too well away
Must speak and tell us where they are.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 29, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABAB XCXC DEDE
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 390
Words 79
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4

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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