by Robert Frost
Birches Spirituality Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (line)
You'd think the inner dome of heaven had fallen. (Line 13)
In "Kubla Khan," the stately pleasure dome that Kubla Khan built collapses like an interrupted vision.
But I was going to say when Truth broke in (Line 21)
Like in Coleridge's "Kubla Kahn," the speaker's vision in "Birches" is interrupted by a strange visitor. This time, however, the visitor is "Truth," a concept that often sparks skepticism. How do you understand "Truth." Do you take it at face value? Do you understand it in an ironic light?