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Robert Frost's After Apple-Picking, published in North of Boston (1914) is, at least at the surface level, a poem about harvesting apples and sleep. But what is actually its central theme and how is that revealed in the poem?

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  • You make a mistake in thinking that there is a definite central theme. The poem drifts between the real world, life and death, the coming of sleep and/or death, and the world of dreams. There is a good analysis at the Grade Saver website – Greybeard Aug 10 '20 at 17:52

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