INTEGRATED UNITS #13C:

"A Time to Talk"

By Robert Frost

WHEN a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I donít stand still and look around
On all the hills I havenít hoed,
And shout from where I am, What is it?
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.

"Fire and Ice"

By Robert Frost

SOME say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what Iíve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice
.

"Dust of Snow"

By Robert Frost

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.

 

Three Poems from Robert Frost


VOCABULARY

 

ACTIONS

Calls

Slows

Stand still

Look

Hoed

Shout

Thrust

Plod

Go up

 

Say

Will end

Taste

To perish = die

 

Shook down

Saved

Rue / rued = regret, to be sorry

 

OBJECTS

Road

Hoe

Blade

End-up

Stone wall

 

In fire

In ice

 

The dust

 

BODY

Heart

 

IDIOMS

I hold those =

I am / agree with those

 

A change of mood

 

QUALITIES

 Mellow

5 feet tall (hoe)

friendly

 

desire

twice

hate

great

suffice

 

the way = the manner, the form

 

TIME

Time to talk

 

PEOPLE

The author

A friend

 

Some (people)

 

EVENT

 Visit

Destruction

  

NATURE

Hills

Ground

 

The world

 

Snow

Hemlock tree

 

QUESTIONS / EXPRESSIONS

 What is it?

 

ANIMALS

Horse

Crow

 

What horses do

Meaning walk

 

POSITION

 From

Still

Around

From where

 

Down on

A part

 

CONTRACTIONS

Don't  =  do not

Haven't  =  have not

 

 


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