Robert Frost’s “Never Again Would Birds’ Song Be The Same”

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Robert Frost's "Never Again Would Birds' Song Be the Same"� Never Again Would Birds' Song Be the Same is a poem by Robert Frost, which is a love poem along with being a perfect sonnet. It is about Eve, a Biblical creature who has come and left her own mark among birds. It tells a story in its words but also the sounds of its words and the way they play out and sound together.

This sonnet by Robert Frost is different then all others because of its speakable tone, along with his cunning sounds. Because of the wonderful wording that Frost is able to use in "Never Again Would Birds' Song Be the Same,"� it sounds more like a delectable short story than an actual rhyming and syllable patterned sonnet. The words that Frost uses in this poem are gentle but also firm. They speak to the reader and make it more of a dialect then a poem.

The wording is more like something out of a story, like when he says "Admittedly,"� "Moreover"� and "Be that as may be,"� it does not sound like a poem, but rather listening to somebody speak. This helps the poems atmosphere and makes its subject matter even more sensuous. Frost talks about Eve and her everlasting song. His poem is in many ways like the very song he is talking about. It has the phrasing, the stress patterns and great sentences sounds that make it more like a song that Eve would sing, rather then a poem written by a mortal. It has beautiful sounds that can affect humans just like Eve's song left its mark on the birds.

Frost not only uses the meanings of words but the sounds and syllables of words and sentences. The way the poem sounds tells...