I read the poem "A Roadside Stand" by Robert Frost, and I have accumulated a few questions through the poem. So, I will be posting some questions from the same poem, if you can please answer my other questions as well. Thanks to all :)
When Robert Frost says, "I can't help owning the great relief it would be to put these people at one stroke out of their pain", What exactly is he owning? Is he owning the 'thought' of putting people out of their pain at one stroke? or what?
I will really appreciate anyone who would give an elaborate answer.
Here you can read the whole poem. Below I have given the particular paragraph.
No, in country money, the country scale of gain,
The requisite lift of spirit has never been found,
Or so the voice of the country seems to complain,
I can’t help owning the great relief it would be
To put these people at one stroke out of their pain.
And then next day as I come back into the sane,
I wonder how I should like you to come to me
And offer to put me gently out of my pain.