Disabled Robert Frost Analysis

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Disabled and Out Out
The two poems “Out, Out” and “Disabled” share similar points of view but have completely different structures. The poem “Disabled” was written in 1917 by a young man called Wilfred Owen. It expresses the bitter thoughts of a teenaged veteran who lost his legs in World War I. It describes the horrible effects of the brutal war and the hardships of disability. On the other hand, the poem “Out, Out” was written in 1916 by Robert Frost. The poem is about a child living in the hills of Vermont doing wood working when he suddenly chops one of his hand off. At the end he dies a brutal death. These two poems both have an abundance of tragedy mostly in the form of empathy.

Robert Frost’s poem “Out, Out” starts in a casual tone but from the words you can easily see a form of iambic pentameter used. It starts with a “Five mountain ranges one behind the other” then “Under the sunset into far Vermont” Through these two sentences it sets the scene of what is going to happen. There is also a sign of sibilance. “sweet scented stuff. The “S” sound is very smooth and flows very well. There is also a build up of the pace using a steady rhythm. Unlike “Disabled” it has only one stanza so it doesn’t break the text up. This prepares the reader for the boy’s death and makes the death seem instant. Then the poem snaps to focus on the boy. The steadiness of the poem might be a reflection of the boy’s life as the work he does is non-stop.

On the other hand, Wilfred Owen uses a
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