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How to Read a Poem: the lyric

Robert Frost, Fire and Ice

This is the first in a series of three videos where I will introduce some ways of reading poetry. In this instalment, I use ‘Fire and Ice’ by Robert Frost to show you how to conduct a close reading, and then to add the context of Frost’s other work, and finally to trace the work that influenced Frost, so that you can get a comprehensive view of the poem.

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How to Read Literature
The aim is to provide introductory sessions to help you understand poetic and novelistic technique. To see how writers achieve their effects.
Henry Oliver