Personification In Finest Form

 As I was studying literary terms in preparation for my exam next week I read different examples of personification. I had never read this poem by Robert Frost and the words helped me develop a clearer understanding of personification, plus it is an enjoyable poem to read.

 Sherman Creek close to home
Spring Pools

These pools that, though in forests, still reflect
The total sky almost without defect,
And like the flowers beside them, chill and shiver,
Will like the flowers beside them soon be gone,
And yet not out by any brook or river,
But up by roots to bring dark foliage on.
The trees that have it in their pent-up buds
To darken nature and be summer woods --
Let them think twice before they use their powers
To blot out and drink up and sweep away
These flowery waters and these watery flowers
From snow that melted only yesterday.

-Robert Frost

1 comment:

  1. I had to read it several times --
    my word verification is: thotte
    (and I thotte deeply)


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