Personal response to the way through the woods_HJ

I recently read way through the woods by Rudyard Kipling. I thought that the poem would be very hard to understand because of length of the poem, but I soon noticed that this poem is very imaginative, interesting and catches people’s attention. For example, “They shut the road through the woods seventy years ago”. This [...]

Personal response to Sonnet 73

This poem is comparing seasons and our life. He is especially focusing on towards the end of our lives. His description of the autumn of our life is very dreary. He portrays like this:

When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang

Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,

Bare ruined choirs, where [...]

Personal response to Sonnet 18

Sonnet 18 is a poem written by Shakespeare, and it’s a love-related poem. The general image of the poem is pretty sweet. The writer is comparing his love with summer’s day. He uses a lot of metaphors and poetic expressions, mostly to describe his lover.

And every fair from fair sometime declines,

By chance, or [...]

Personal response to Death, Be not proud

This poem, Death, Be not proud, gave me a chance to look back on my thoughts about death. John Donne, the writer of this piece, did not fear death. Through out the whole poem, his attitude was very bellicose. He tried to deny death and considered it as a long rest and sleep. He came [...]

Sonnet 73

<Sonnet 73> is the poem that is written by William shakespeare. This poem doesn’t have name and this is the 73th poem of unnamed poem. In the poem it is talking about the seasons, but actually this poem is not talking about seasons it is talking about our life it tells us what is journey [...]

PR on “The Road Not Taken”

All the great philosophers and poem analysts take one look at this poem and go, “Ah, this poem is a metaphor on the choices in life.” This, however, is not true. Poems do not have an exact meaning; the amount is infinite. As Mr. MacKnight said, the real secret behind a poem is to know [...]

‘The road not taken’ by Robert Frost

We read the poem ‘The road not taken‘. I heard this poem before because my mother likes this poem. I read this poem at Korean, but I felt the atmosphere of the poem is slight different when I read English poem.


I thought the diverged road of the poem is a metaphor of the [...]

The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost is a poem that seems to be about a traveler walking down a road and he comes to a junction. Both paths seem to be exactly the same. So at random he picks a path and continues on his journey.

Then the final part of the poem seems [...]

Sea Fever by John Masefield

I have chosen the poem is Sea Fever by John Masefield (1878-1967). When I first read it I didn’t get it at first. But as we read it over, over and over again I started to get the message in the poem.

” I must down to the sae again” this indicates that he misses [...]


We read the poem ‘Up-hill’ by Christina Rossetti in english class. It is written as two people are talking about a journey up hill. One person is asking, the other gives the answers, because he knows about this road.

It could be also a metaphorical Journey, from birth to death, from sin to salvation, from [...]

The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost

This is a poem about a person choosing a way to go in the middle of two diverged roads which can be thought as making an important choice in their life. He went to the road which not many people went.

In the English class, we came up with a conclusion that the person is [...]

The Road Not Taken

“The Road Not Taken” is a poem written by Robert Frost. It tells a story of a person’s past when the person had to make a really important choice. This poem makes us think a lot.

Firstly, we can think about metaphors. The person was on his journey. But his journey on this poem actually [...]

Response to The Road Not Taken

Yesterday we read “The Road Through Not Taken” by ‘Robert Frost’ in class. I think that the poem is quite interesting to try to figure it out. Even though I have read it once already it was interesting listening to the interpretations. I like the idea of where the guy lies about his decisions to [...]

Not Waving But Drowning

‘Not Waving But Drowning’ is a poem written by Stevie Smith. The basic story of the poem is that someone is far out at sea and is calling for help to the people at the shore. However, they think he is waving to them, and not drowning. This is obviously a metaphor for something different [...]

The Way through the Woods

I read a poem called ‘ The Way through the Woods” written by Rudyard Kipling and found out this is great. It’s not because I enjoyed reading it. It was rather hard to understand the meanings and what the writter wanted to talk about. However, I found out 3 things that reminded me this poem [...]

A Small Dragon

A Small Dragon written by Brian Patten, is by far a confusing poem that I have read. At first when you read through the poem you will come upon words like “Roots of Stars”. Now the problem about this phrase is, it doesn’t make sense. This poem is Brian Patten imaging that there is a [...]

Personal Response to UP-Hill

Up hill personally is a very unique story as there has never been a poem in my life written in a form of question and answer. So that is one of the reasons why I think up hill is really cool its from what knowledge its never been done before.

The Huge metaphor that is [...]


I decided to write about the poem ‘up-hill’ by Christina Rossetti. The poem is about someone going all the way up the hill and it is exhausting. At the very top there is located an inn. And the point is that he will find comfort after the tiring journey. Metaphorically, this poem is about the [...]


I read one of the poems called “Sea-Fever” by John Masefield and I think this is the best poem ever. The reason why I chose this poem is that I found out I was almost singing when reading “Sea-Fever”. Also, I liked how well he used rhyming. The rule was aabb and it made me [...]

Personal Response to Up Hill_HJ

I read poem call “Up hill” recently and first time I read through this poem, I didn’t get what is poem trying to say to us. But as I had a active discussion with my friends, I understood the true meaning of it. This poem, “Up Hill” is talking about journey of our life. It [...]

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