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Shvoong Home>Books>Poetry>Summary on Robert Louis Stevenson’S “the Vagabond” Review

Summary on Robert Louis Stevenson’S “the Vagabond”

Book Review   by:akso6o175     Original Author: Andy Kester Sawian
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Stevenson, as a poet, appeals and desires to have the kind of lifestyle that he loves, to let the lave: to wash; bathe, to flow along or against as if washing. He desires only the jolly heaven above and the dry bread where he can dip it in the waters of the river to eat whenever hungry. For there is a life for a man like him and there is the life forever. Let the blow of death fall on him soon or late and whatever will be over him will be. A little more that he needs is the face of the earth around and the road before him. He does not seek wealth, hope nor, love nor any friend to know him, but all he seeks is the heaven above and the road below him.
Or let the autumn: here signifying the beginning of old age: fall on him, where afield: in or to the field, away abroad, off the track, astray: he lingers, where the cold autumn wind silences the bird on the tree, while he bites the cold blue finger. The frosty field is as white as meal and the fire-side haven is quite warm. But for him, not to autumn will he yield and not to winter even. He is prepared for death anytime it comes, and the destiny of his fate. The world is big enough for his home and the road before him he will tread. He does not desire the materialism of this world nor a friend to share such worldly fortune. All he wishes for is a place in heaven and the road below him that he must tread in order to reach there.

Published: April 29, 2011   
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  1. Answer   Question  :    I WANT THE SUMMARY FOR THE POEM ,ABOUT THE POEM View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    what does"bitting blue finger" mean? View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    what did you appreciate the most View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    What is the meaning of ''Not to autumn will I yield, Not to winter even'' in the poem The Vagabond ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    the vagabond would not stop wandering in adverse weather conditions. he will keep on moving from place to place Saturday, March 01, 2014
  1. Answer   Question  :    describe the life of a vagabond View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    What is meaning of biting the blue finger ( 2 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    Winter is cold and chilly due to which the fingers turn blue affected by the extreme cold. Monday, December 30, 2013
  1. Answer  :    it means that there is winter so it becomes blue and no blood circulation Tuesday, November 12, 2013
  1. Answer   Question  :    what kind of a life does the poet wish to lead ( 2 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    a carefree life without any responsibilities and social ties Saturday, March 01, 2014
  1. Answer  :    He wished to live the joyfull lyf by the heaven above. Sunday, October 20, 2013
  1. Answer   Question  :    what will be the face of nature in autumn and winter ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    in autumn the leaves fall of preparing humans for the biting cold of winter. it also signifies the passage of age and going towards the route of death. in winters all activities slow down and come to a standstill, similarly when a person nears death , all of his life comes to the same stationary position that denotes winters. here winter is a metaphor for death and autumn of old age. Thursday, November 14, 2013
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  1. 4. BHOLANATH NASKAR

    English

    very helpful for students

    1 Rating Saturday, June 15, 2013
  2. 3. PARK

    THE VAGABOND

    I do not agree with your interpretation of "lave"... bathe, wash etc I subscribe to a translation of "everything else" based on the alternative meaning of "lave" i.e "residue"

    1 Rating Tuesday, June 11, 2013
  3. 2. shiksha dugar

    english

    not so helpful

    1 Rating Wednesday, February 27, 2013
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    MY COMMENTS

    THE WRITING STYLE IS UNIQUE.HATS OFF TO THE WRITER.

    3 Rating Sunday, May 29, 2011
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