Robert Frost is one of the great poets of the American pantheon. Throughout his life, his work was recognized over the US border, particularly in England where he first published. The work of Frost was greatly marked by his attachment to nature (“Storm fear”, “The tuft of Flowers”); attachment that he might have developed from his life in rural communities. Growing up with a single mother after the passing of his father due to sickness, then the death of his kids, Frost’s work have conveyed the immensity of the darkness that has haunted his life. His bitterness, his depression, his sadness, his comfort zone, his wake up calls, his solitude; are some of the elements that a reader can feel reading through his lines. “Acquainted with the Night” is one of Frost’s big piece that we are going to appreciate in the following lines.
Robert Frost’s poems explored the nature in a rather deep and dark way. For example, his poem, “After-Apple Picking” is hidden under a mask that looks like a harvester is just tired and wants to go to sleep after a day of picking apple from tree. However, we learned that this poem has deeper meaning than what is being shown on the surface. This poem is about actually talking about death as a deeper meaning. I think it is really interesting how Robert Frost, as a poet, was able to connect two themes that are completely different and make it into a single poem. I love all the metaphors he made in this poem such as the ladder to heaven (apple-picking requires a level which Robert Frost was referring it to the ladder to heaven) and the seasonal interpretation (winter is death and spring is rebirth) that connects to the natural process of decaying and
“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost shows the reader how the choices he/she makes have consequences, so making choices can be tough. Also, relating a poem to a real world problem creates a sense of connection between the reader and the poem. The setting is in the woods in the fall. The woods will typically be quiet and serene, the ideal place for decision making. The setting also helps to show the symbolism of two paths. When a writer is descriptive when discussing the setting, it can create a visual image in the reader’s mind. The rhyme scheme Frost uses is a ABAAB CDCCD EFEEF GHGGH. Using a rhyme scheme will also make the lines memorable and more interesting. Frost uses pathos when appealing to the reader’s feelings because most every reader
“Always Something More Beautiful” is a poem by Stephen Dunn, born in Forest Hills, NY. I got attracted to this poem, because it reminded me when I was at the Regionals for a Cross-Country race and reflected how humans’ life can be fair or beautiful.
The writing of the poem In Just by E.E Cummings was clearly a vibrant piece with a wide variety of elements of poetry. Cummings does an excellent job at drawing the reader in and keeping them entranced throughout the whole poem. The poem has many elements, and there are many theories about the poem, but two stand out in research; one, negative and one, positive.
Phenomenal Woman, by Maya Angelou is an inspiring poem that encourages women, including myself to be confident and to love themselves just the way they are. It encourages women to be independent and confident despite what others think about them, especially men. In “Phenomenal Woman”, there are various literary devices used, some of which include repetition, parallelism, metaphors and personification.
Robert Frost is one of the most recognized American classical personality in history. His well-formed poetry and Walt Whitman’s unrhymed-verse equally highlight the magnificent and hard characteristics of nature. “...the colloquial rhythms, the simplicity of his images... these are intended to make the poems look natural and unplanned.” (Frost
In a letter to his brother, the great painter, Vincent Van Gogh, once wrote,“Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it”. In this quote, Van Gogh summarizes a subject great writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson has devoted entire essays to defining and explaining, and that is the subject of poetry. As it can be seen, a poet undertakes that almost impossible job of transposing what he or she sees in Nature on to paper for others to read. Only a true poet can be successful in an attempt. It is not just Nature a poet tries to capture into words, but also social experiences and human truths. Gwendolyn Brooks (1917- 2000) and Robert Hayden (1913-1980) are two Harlem renaissance poets who are experts in writing poems the detail both African American social experiences and universal human emotions. In Gwendolyn Brooks’s poem, The Explorer, the speaker tells the events of an unknown subject walking down a hallway searching for a quiet peaceful room in which to rest. In Frederick Douglass by Robert Hayden, the speaker voicelizes that when everyone receives freedom, then the great, historical figure, Frederick Douglass will be remembered eternally in the lives of everyday people. The Explorer by Gwendolyn Brooks and Frederick Douglass by Robert Hayden can be compared and
Throughout the poem color and personification are used to paint a picture in the reader's head. “Fog hanging like old Coats between the trees.” (46) This description is used to create a monochromatic, gloomy, and dismal environment where the poem takes
The Poem “Casey At The Bat” is a poem with hidden deep meaning. At first look it might seem like a baseball story but when you look deeply you will realize it is a life lesson. The narrator is unclear. Written in third person and describing what is going on. This creates a huge amount of imagery throughout the poem. For example, “There was Casey’s Manner as he stopped into his place.” This gives a clear picture in the reader's head. The poem also uses literary devices to give the poem its feeling. For example, “There was a muffled roar like the beating of the storm waves.” This is showing how people were upset but not fully yelling kind of like waves during a storm and how they hit a certain times. This metaphor, like most metaphors, was also
Robert Frost and John Frederick Nims are astounding poets from the 1900s. One of the many reasons why Robert Frost’s “Road Not Taken” and John Frederick Nim’s “Love Poem” are considered great pieces of literature is because of their brilliant use of literary devices throughout the poems. Their works have impacted not just the literature side of society, but every side of society through their sense of strong literary devices like point of view, metaphors, imagery, hyperbole, personification, and tone.
This poem is no different. For example in line three he used the word “mocking” to talk about his echo. This choice of word shows that is miserable with is loneliness. In line five he talks about a “bolder-broken beach,” beaches are usually really smooth and sandy unlike this beach where it would be very rough and rocky. The roughness of the beach could represent his experience with life and how it hasn’t been easy for him. Robert Frost uses onomatopoeias in this poem to help enhance the reader’s image in the poem. He uses “crashed” in line ten and “crumpled” in line seventeen. Both of those words reflect loud sounds so it helps the reader understand that the embodiment came onto the scene very loudly. Robert Frost’s choice of words helps the audience better understand what the speaker is going
The first Structural element used in this poem is line breaks, these are used quite often throughout this poem, and are used to convey a hopeless and timeless feel. This structure element can be seen in use in the line “Dog that won’t stop barking and all I can think:
From the words of America’s sixteenth president Abraham Lincoln, “you cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” The speaker of the poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” written by Robert Frost recognizes this as he comes across a beautiful and calming forest where he longs to stay and bask in the overwhelming peacefulness. The newfound forest mocks the speaker with an offer of tempting freedom, however he recognizes that responsibility cannot be ignored for selfish longings.
Robert Frost was a great poet for many reasons. He was well known for the complexity of his poems and the imagery associated with it. He describes places, people, and interactions between them that you wouldn’t think about. He also used very intricate diction in his writing so everyone could understand and appreciate his work. The reason why he appeals to most people is that he tells life lesson’s in his poems. When you read a piece of his art you feel like you get all the benefits. One of Frost’s more popular poems is “Fire and Ice” and this poem is short but hits you with raw emotion. It explores the two forces and how they bring destruction to the world, while, “The Mending Wall," is slower paced and shows us that humans like separations