Birches Discussion Questions

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Frost remarks that "Earth's the place for love" and does not want to be separated from it. Do you agree? What do you think this means about Frost's attitude about the afterlife?

Frost's poems are intimately connected with the natural environment and climate of New England; for example, the ice storms that bend down the birches. What is unique about the climate or area in which you live? Search for poems in which your area or climate has been celebrated.

Write a poem about your own childhood or on how you remember your childhood. Do you think you were more innocent then than now? If so, or if not, explain whether or not that childhood innocence is something to be desired.

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