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The Poem Birches dramatizes the conflict between the desire to go back to the innocence of childhood and the need to stay in his experienced role as an adult In this poem Frost expresses the reality his theory his recollection and his wish of the Birch trees and how they relate to his life Through many vivid examples displayed in the poem Frost takes you to a whole different world In Birches Robert Frost uses the example of a non-existent boy to illustrate his longing to return to childhood but his need to carry on in his current position in lifeFrost begins his poem with the reality of the Birch trees He speculates that the bending of the trees could be caused from boys swinging on them However he also realizes that swinging doesnt bend them down to stay Line 4 The author brings to light the more likely answer to the trees being bent But swinging doesnt bend them down to stay As ice storms do Lines 4-5 During the winter it rains and the water on the trees freeze After winter is over the warm weather thaws out the trees and the ice breaks away The constant heavy load of this ice causes the trees to bend down from the pressure Lines 5-15Aside from knowing the reality of the Birch trees Frost also describes his theory as to why the trees might be bent With all her matter-of-fact about the ice-storm I should prefer have some boy bend them As he went out and in to fetch the cows Lines 22-24 Frost explains in his poem how I boy living out in the country with no one to play with might find joy in swinging on the Birch trees Lines 25-27 By riding them down over and over again Until he took the stiffness out of them Lines 29-30 Day after day this boy would ride these Birch trees He was so used
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