A Critical Analysis Of Robert Frost And Ecocriticism

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Introduction Ecocriticism Ecocriticism is the study of the relationship between literature and the physical environment. Just as feminist criticism examines language and literature from a gender and equality perspective, and Marxist criticism brings forward an awareness of modes of production and economic class to its reading of texts, ecocriticism takes an earth-centered approach to literary studies. The similarity of each field of ecocriticism is the assumption that the ideas and structures of desire which govern the interactions between humans and their natural environment are of central importance. Robert Frost and Ecocriticism According to Zhang (2008), Robert Frost is one of the most important poets in the 20th century American literature. Frost has left us a legacy of fine poetry and his nature lyrics form a great proportion of it. Frost's nature poetry is characterised by its simple language, graceful conception and profound meaning and it is well received by readers. However, traditional readers and critics only notice that his nature poems possess a certain relationship between human beings and…show more content…
Frost has said many times, "I am not a nature poet. There is almost always a person in my poems." He uses nature to imply human’s nature, the way human thinks and act, especially in favor towards nature itself. Most of Frost's poems use nature imagery. His understanding of natural fact is well recognized. It may sometimes seem so but Frost is not trying to tell us how nature works. His poems are about human psychology. Natural scenes and landscapes, animals and the natural world are used to illustrate a psychological struggle with everyday experience in relation of his personal life. Frost uses nature as a means of delivering these. He usually begins a poem with an observation of something in nature and then moves toward a connection to some human situation or

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