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The title of a poem can be very influential on the way we read it Any skillful poet will create a title that provokes thought and develops meaning to the poems content This year in English we have studied many poems by Robert Frost but there were two particular poems that caught my eye as soon as I read their titles These were Out Out - and The Fear Upon reading the title Out Out - I automatically questioned the title and wondered why it was named after all the title didnt initially make much sense however through further study I have found the title to be very significant The title The Fear automatically brings on a sense of insecurity Out Out brief candle Lifes but a walking shadow a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more This is a quote from the famous writer William Shakespear in his renowned play Macbeth It is a quote that Macbeth says on learning of the death of Lady Macbeth his wife This quote means that her life was to brief and that all our lives are Sometimes we only have a short hour to prove our self and show that we are important and we wait all our lives for the moment and when it finally comes we mess it up Struts and Frets his hour upon the stage Then after this we are heard of no more we have ruined our one and only chance to prove ourselves The title Out Out - sets the scene for some sort of awful tragedy Reading the title we prepare ourselves for a sad poem that will include some terrible tragedy and someone failing to achieve their potential Out Out - is a Poem written about a young boy who is working a saw when he gets distracted and has an accident resulting in the cutting
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