A Literary Explication on the Poem "A Girl's Garden" by Robert Frost

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A Literary Explication on the Poem "A Girl's Garden" by Robert Frost

Galen College of Nursing

A Literary Explication on the Poem "A Girl's Garden" by Robert Frost
Even people who are not a connoisseur of poetry are familiar with Robert Frost and his works. Even though he was a very complex man who kept to himself he excelled in poetry. He found success in poetry that few poets are able to achieve. He lived from 1874-1963. Living most of his life in the New England area, his poems reflects the New England life style and ways of thinking. The poem “A Girl’s Garden” was written in 1916 by Frost. (Meyer, 2008, pg. 1118-1136). The narrator in this poem is unknown. It is told in first person reflecting on a neighbor that tells the same story to all the new people that she meets. A sweet poem with many thoughts and values hid away in the stanza makes the reader reflect on their childhood and experiences of achieving independence. Although the little girl in the poem thought she was starting on an adventure that was fun and exciting, her father was truly teaching her a lesson of independence and hard work.
As child, many children venture into doing large projects without thinking about all the hard work that is put into the end product. This is much like the young girl in the poem that decides that she wants to grow her own garden. Without batting an eye her father finds her a small piece of land to place her garden. However, not only did she have to plant her garden but she had to work up the land on her own. Such a big challenge for a small little girl but she took the challenge full force. The father was teaching his daughter that not all things come easy. In life many times things that are wanted adults have to work very hard for. When working hard for things there is a far greater...