Frost experienced quite a few tragedies throughout his life. His father died, his young son passed away as a child, his daughter died within a day of being born, his wife later died of a heart attack and to think a person couldn 't possibly take much more, his son commits suicide. Along with these tragedies, Frost decides to put his sadness and depression into his writing. In the poem ¨Acquainted with the Night¨ you can see that Frost was lonely, hurt and he tended to isolate himself away from others. Night¨ to express his extreme depression and sadness.
Frost uses elements such as imagery, figures of speech, and the setting of his poem to show the reader that everything is temporary, whether it be in nature or everyday life. Overall, Frost makes the reader aware that he or she should be enjoying moments in his or her youth while they still can. By using examples of fleeting moments, such as a sunset, or metaphors comparing leaves to flowers, Frost is able to warn readers to enjoy their youth before they grow old as well as successfully convincing the reader that everything is, in fact,
Regardless of the fact that it describes a gruesome accident that takes the life of a young boy, Frost seems to be distant from the events. Upon reading this poem the readers feel a hint of emotion but cannot pinpoint this emotion. The tone goes from being calm to shocked and sad, and finally back to calmness and maybe numbness. At the end of the poem, Frost talks about how the family coped with the boy’s death as “since they were not the one dead”, they “turned to their affairs” (37). This gives the reader an idea of what humanity has come to, since the death of this boy is not mourned.
Zeinab Wasfy Engl 343-01 Prof. David Hadbawnik 23rd of May 2016 Designing Meaning: An Analysis on Frost’s “Design” The term “religious” is not an adjective ordinarily used to describe Robert Frost’s poetry, however, “Design” mediates an old philosophical question of whether or not evidence of conscious design indicates the existence of a deity(whether evil, good or benign). The transcended self in poetry is usually associated with creativity and emotion rather than the concern over the existence of divinity, or more so, evil divinity. The poem details an event of nature intricately and attempts to interpret its meaning for humanity. Within “Design” the speaker sustains the idea that the existence of higher power controlling and inspiring purpose will eventually breakthrough humanity and reveals itself in subtle ways. In attempt to explore the idea of searching for meaning, purpose and order within religion; “Design” by Robert Frost will be used to interpret the different ways in
Through this paper an attempt will be made to enumerate and analyse Robert Frost’s perspectives on the human condition and nature,with respect to two of his poems,”Mending Wall” and “Fire and Ice”. The hurdles to amiable relationships will be looked at and the causes behind divisions in humanity analysed. A conclusion as to the eventuality that awaits us in accordance with our present tendencies shall be formed. “Mending Wall” By Robert Frost(49) “He moves in darkness as it seems to me, Not of woods only and the shade of trees. He will not go behind his father’s saying, And he likes having thought of it so well He says again, “Good fences make good neighbors.” In the “Mending Wall”, the speaker’s property and the property of his neighbour
The poem is written in vernacular language. Frost uses contractions such as “i’ll (Beers, p.833)” and “he’d (Beers, p. 830)” in the dialogue. Since Frost’s targeted audience of the poem is the general public, he uses everyday language instead of complicated words so that his reader can easily interpret the poem. Other than the usage of simple diction, another notable characteristic of the poem is the abundant dialogue in the poem. Almost ninety percent of the poem is made out of the dialogue between Mary and Warren.
Frost uses multiple types of figure language throughout the poem to add more description to the image. Additionally, Frost manages to incorporate sound devices to strengthen the message by producing a sad tune. One of the many sound device Frost uses is alliteration, which is replication of consonant sound at the beginning of words. For example, the speaker states he “stood still and stopped the sound” (Frost 7) which adds emphasize to the line by stressing the “s”
A short poem is in no way “small.” Such is the case with Robert Frost’s famous poem, “Fire and Ice”. In only 9 lines, the poem delves into the roots of mankind and what it takes to destroy it. The poem was written in December 1920 when America was experiencing its second literary renaissance. In Fire and Ice, Robert Frost uses the symbolism and imagery of fire and ice to reveal the theme that hatred and desire are both equally capable of bringing the world to an end. Robert Frost’s upbringing influenced greatly the poems that he created.
In these poems he is focused on putting his opinions out into the world, similarly to Dickenson, by talking in first person and expressing how he feels about certain things like the birch trees and about which road he should take. He puts a lot of emphases on nature, searching for something, reflecting on past experiences, and building central metaphors. Like any poet, Frost uses many metaphors, similes, alteration, opinions, emotive language, and occasional facts that he notices. In many cases it seems as if a whole poem by Frost is a metaphor, like in “The Road Not Taken” which is a metaphor for the decisions people make during their life time. Another example is the poem “Stopping by Woods”, where the whole poem is basically a metaphor for slowing down and enjoying life in the
In the poem “A Winter Rose”, by Elaine George, the author depicts an image of seasonal suffering through the implementation of imagery and personification in order to express longing and despair for the past. The poem provides insight regarding the feelings of attachment that exist between the author and a rose covered with snow. Through the use of figurative language, the author juxtaposes yearning to be reunited with a rose. Each of the desires described through the poem are then unified in the questioning of their own legitimacy. George relies upon the use of diction to create a sentimental mood in order to express feelings of awe toward the coming of the season, winter, in the first quatrain.