Children will learn about the sense of sound. We use our ears. We can hear high sounds, low sounds, loud sounds, fast sounds, and slow sounds.
A young Robert Frost in thoughtful mood. Robert Frost and the Sound Of Sense Just about Sound and sense who loves and reads poetry knows a line or two of Robert Frost, but do they know what the sound of sense is?
Some of his most famous poems are highly quotable and slip off the tongue with ease but not many know that this most hard working of poets had a theory that helped him construct his poems. You listen for the sentence sounds. He was interested in human sounds, in the way a bird lover or musician might be drawn to the way a bird sings.
But he was also strongly traditionalist so he believed that these sounds should only be expressed in regular meter, predominantly iambic pentameter.
Sentences to Frost were not only words but a kind of music formed in the 'cave of the mouth. Eliot, Wallace Stevens and later e.
Poetry should be written in strict iambic or loose iambic according to Frost. But it took him a long time to establish this sound of sense and sell it to America and eventually the English speaking world.
A struggling farmer and teacher for many years, he left the USA for Sound and sense inhoping to make a breakthrough with his poetry. His first book, A Boy's Will was published a year later and with the help of the pioneering Ezra Pound he began to establish a solid name for himself.
When he returned to the USA a few years later he had enough material for a second book, North of Bostonwhich brought him the recognition he craved.
In this article I want to look into Frost's sound of sense and try to understand what that means in his poetry. I've chosen three of his poems: The best place to get the abstract sound of sense is from voices behind a door that cuts off the words It is the abstract vitality of our speech.
The abstract sounds within words are very much bound up with regional pronunciation and idiosyncratic delivery - an American from Georgia state reading a Frost poem would sound very different to someone from the north of England for example.
What impresses me is the fact that Frost strongly believed in reading poetry out loud so that these sounds could be heard and the sentences come alive. Poets who prefer free verse shun the idea of traditional iambic meter as the sole means of frameworking sentences.
They see poetry not so much as a traditional tennis court but as a huge expansive field where experimental sports are played and new rules made.
For many young poets writing today sound is important but ideas and poetic textures take priority. Mending Wall from the book North of Boston Something there is that doesn't love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun, And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.
The work of hunters is another thing: I have come after them and made repair Where they have left not one stone on a stone, But they would have the rabbit out of hiding, To please the yelping dogs.
The gaps I mean, No one has seen them made or heard them made, But at spring mending-time we find them there.
I let my neighbor know beyond the hill; And on a day we meet to walk the line And set the wall between us once again. We keep the wall between us as we go. To each the boulders that have fallen to each. And some are loaves and some so nearly balls We have to use a spell to make them balance: Oh, just another kind of out-door game, One on a side.
It comes to little more: There where it is we do not need the wall: He is all pine and I am apple orchard. My apple trees will never get across And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him. He only says, 'Good fences make good neighbors'. Spring is the mischief in me, and I wonder If I could put a notion in his head: Isn't it Where there are cows?
But here there are no cows. Something there is that doesn't love a wall, That wants it down. I see him there Bringing a stone grasped firmly by the top In each hand, like an old-stone savage armed. He will not go behind his father's saying, And he likes having thought of it so well He says again, "Good fences make good neighbors.
Mending Wall is a good starting place and works on many different levels.the sound of music is not readily translatable into the sound of sense.
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