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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The tone of the poem in the beginning is calm and sombre as the speaker is reflecting upon the nature of birches in winter then the tone becomes philosophical because the poet thinks of the depth beyond the apparent look of birches. The tone becomes nostalgic in the end when the poet is thinking ofRead more

    The tone of the poem in the beginning is calm and sombre as the speaker is reflecting upon the nature of birches in winter then the tone becomes philosophical because the poet thinks of the depth beyond the apparent look of birches. The tone becomes nostalgic in the end when the poet is thinking of his own childhood and deciding the need to suspend the tension for a while to take pleasure in the beauty because the human realm is inevitable.

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  1. The titles of the frost’s poems are always ironical. Here, Birches are the centre image because of the way the speaker thinks of them. Birches are what provoke the emotions of the speaker and put him into reverie. The run of his imagination is around the trees so the title is apt in its essence.

    The titles of the frost’s poems are always ironical. Here, Birches are the centre image because of the way the speaker thinks of them. Birches are what provoke the emotions of the speaker and put him into reverie. The run of his imagination is around the trees so the title is apt in its essence.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The titles of the frost’s poems are always ironical. Here, Birches are the centre image because of the way the speaker thinks of them. Birches are what provoke the emotions of the speaker and put him into reverie. The run of his imagination is around the trees so the title is apt in its essence.

    The titles of the frost’s poems are always ironical. Here, Birches are the centre image because of the way the speaker thinks of them. Birches are what provoke the emotions of the speaker and put him into reverie. The run of his imagination is around the trees so the title is apt in its essence.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Because it is personified as a human being which comes breaking into the thought process in which the poet was reflecting upon his past. When something is personified it becomes noun which needs to be capitalised.

    Because it is personified as a human being which comes breaking into the thought process in which the poet was reflecting upon his past. When something is personified it becomes noun which needs to be capitalised.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Birches mean literally a kind of tree which grows in the referred geography but its extended meaning is Nature and its indifference towards human beings. And yet the contact between both happens from our side.

    Birches mean literally a kind of tree which grows in the referred geography but its extended meaning is Nature and its indifference towards human beings. And yet the contact between both happens from our side.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The main conflict is whether to go away from the earth and the constraints of living and dealing with its boring chores or to stay here. The poet decides that one cant get away for always so one can only go away for a while like while swinging in the birches and then again come back to the ground anRead more

    The main conflict is whether to go away from the earth and the constraints of living and dealing with its boring chores or to stay here. The poet decides that one cant get away for always so one can only go away for a while like while swinging in the birches and then again come back to the ground and become practical.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Metaphors- It is when a word is used to imply something else. Example- Enamel- the poet compares the surface pf trees trunk with this to describe how they glisten due to snow. Personification- It is to give human feature to anything else. The poem describes ‘Truth’ as something breaking in to interrRead more

    Metaphors- It is when a word is used to imply something else. Example- Enamel- the poet compares the surface pf trees trunk with this to describe how they glisten due to snow.

    Personification- It is to give human feature to anything else. The poem describes ‘Truth’ as something breaking in to interrupt his thought process.

    Alliteration- It is the repetition of consonant’s sounds. Here it says, “the stir cracks and crazes their enamel.”

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Swinging on Birches is a moment of recession in one’s life when one can get away from all this rigidity of life and relax for a while only to come back again and engage with the human realm.

    Swinging on Birches is a moment of recession in one’s life when one can get away from all this rigidity of life and relax for a while only to come back again and engage with the human realm.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Birches- This tree symbolises Nature and its numerous affairs in which human beings also take part. Swinging boys- It represents one’s youthful period when one can play in isolation without minding anything. Falling Ice- It may represent the burden of this world which comes to us in various forms thRead more

    Birches- This tree symbolises Nature and its numerous affairs in which human beings also take part.
    Swinging boys- It represents one’s youthful period when one can play in isolation without minding anything.

    Falling Ice- It may represent the burden of this world which comes to us in various forms throughout life.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Birches deals with both simple and complex themes. Reverie- Its major part deals with one’s reflection upon past. Love- The speaker says that the earth is the right place for love. The major concern for him is to get away for a while but remain a part of this world because this is where only one canRead more

    Birches deals with both simple and complex themes.

    Reverie- Its major part deals with one’s reflection upon past.

    Love- The speaker says that the earth is the right place for love. The major concern for him is to get away for a while but remain a part of this world because this is where only one can love.

    Spirituality- Towards the end, the poet says that the birch may take us half way to heaven. The worldly matters irritates him to an extent so he seeks refuge in an inner life too.

    Human affairs- the speaker want to go away for a while from all these serious chores but get down into it again to fulfil one’s responsibilities so the choice is inevitable.

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