Day 4

Robert Frost: Poems Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    In "Choose Something Like A Star," what sort of "answers" does Frost's speaker seem to be searching for?

    The speaker seems to hold fast to the stars in an unsteady world. He wants answers to the mysteries of the universe; although he accepts that some must remain mysterious, he resents the stars' silence in the face of his many questions. The speaker also finds that the star "ask[s] a little of us," encouraging humanity toward more thoughtful and ethical actions.

  2. 2

    What are some situations in which "something like a star" could be a steadying influence?

    "Something like a star" could be a steadying...

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