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The Meaning of A Boundless Moment by Robert Frost

A Boundless Moment by Robert Frost He halted in the wind, and — what was that Far in the maples, pale, but not a ghost? He stood there bringing March against his thought, And yet too ready to believe the most. "Oh, that's the Paradise-in-bloom," I said; And truly it was fair enough for flowers had we but in us to assume in march Such white luxuriance of May for ours. We stood a moment so in a strange world, Myself as one his own pretense deceives; And then I said the truth (and we moved on). A young beech clinging to its last year's leaves. The poem is one of seasons changing and the cycle of life. Each May the bloom comes out and brings life to the death of winter. The poem is about a single moment when the characters see that life has changed. The layers of meaning can be deep but on the surface it appears Robert Frost is discussing nature and its cyclical momentum.   Everything in nature moves through patterns. The poem indicates that

Sonnet Title: The Pounce of the Hawk

Sonnet Title: The Pounce of the Hawk On top of his perch, he takes no rest: (a) looking among the grass and fields to find his prey. (b) With razor vision, he can see the mountain, field and bay. (b) Ever so silently without moving his chest. (a) At any moment, he will pounce from his nest. (a) The mice flee for they would not be wise to stay, (b) They run through the grass hoping it will not come their way. (b) The hawk of the night knows best. (a) Speak not of the horrors of the wild, (c) This bird is doing what it has always done. (d) In the cycle of nature, it is more innocent than a child, (c) It takes no pleasure nor deems it fun, (d) Therefore, it need not be hated or reviled. (c) It will become extinct if it is outdone. (d) Dr. Murad Abel The Italian sonnet uses the iambic pentameter, tetrameter or the hexameter. The most common form is the iambic pentameter. Generally, the Italian sonnet has two sections that include the octave (abb