What Fifty Said..

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



When I was young my teachers were the old.
I gave up fire for form till I was cold.
I suffered like a metal being cast.
I went to school to age to learn the past.

Now when I am old my teachers are the young.
What can't be molded must be cracked and sprung.
I strain at lessons fit to start a suture.
I got to school to youth to learn the future.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on May 02, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AABB CCDD
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 346
Words 76
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 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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