Day 3

Robert Frost: Poems Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What role has the tree in "Tree At My Window" played in the life of the speaker of the poem?

    Throughout both the life of the tree and the life of the speaker, the tree has been a steadfast companion and confidant. The speaker looks forward to seeing the tree and being comforted by its presence; he desires that there "never be curtain drawn" between them.

  2. 2

    What do you think Frost means by "outer" vs. "inner" weather?

    That day she put our heads together,

    Fate had her imagination about her,

    Your head so much concerned with outer,

    Mine with inner, weather. (13-16)

    In the four lines above, Frost differentiates between...

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