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.
“You have to make choices even when there is nothing to choose from.” This words from Peter Zilahy perfectly describes making a decision whether there is a choice or not, but making a decision means it will have a consequence. In William E. Stafford’s “Travelling through the Dark” presents readers with the difficulty of making a decision. One night, he was travelling along a mountain street under which the Wilson Water, he discovered a corpse of a doe and he decided to push the doe’s corpse into the river, but moving closer to the corpse of the doe was still warm on its belly indicated there is still a fawn in her, waiting to be born. After thinking for a while, he decided to push the doe’s corpse into the flowing Wilson Water to ensure safety of other motorists. Stafford wrote this poem as a free verse, the lines in this poem involves variations of rhythm here and there.
During the poem, the narrator goes on a mental journey to her past. A great part about analyzing things is that there is no one right answer. Literary works can be interpreted in many ways, none of which are flat out wrong is you can explain your
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I// I took the one less traveled by/ And that has made all the difference” (Frost 82: 18-20). The author says that he took a path that no one else really would take. That means he’s different in his own way. The two poems are different because, “Traveling through the Dark” is about dangers of the night and death, while “The Road Not Taken” is about being different and choosing the best
Robert Frost does such a great job in describing that the birds are almost chirping in the image. Where the image can move all because of the description of nature in Nothing Gold Can Stay. Though this poem is made up of many metaphors and examples of personification, it does not use much figurative language like Onematopeia and alliteration. Robert Frost reading his poem is a big help to finding the tone and the feel of the poem that the author was trying to display. Natures first bud is precious and it’s conveying birth and ease because once nature blooms to that bright color it dies slowly.
Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you" (New International Version, Deuteronomy 31:6). In the poem, "The Road Not Taken," Robert Frost uses beautifully crafted metaphors, imagery, and tone to convey a theme that all people are presented with choices in life, some of which are life-altering, so one should heavily weigh the options in
Frost’s poem varies from the story, both writings essentially consist of figurative terms that supports taking decisions seriously due to their effect. In the poem, a man stands where “two roads diverged” and carefully examines the choices in front of him, preparing to choose (Frost 1). It is instantly made clear that the man in the poem has an extremely difficult and vital choice to make alone. The fork in the road represents the pathways he could take and the different opportunities that would then follow. The road, symbolizing possible options, causes the man to worry as he attempts to look further into each one's future.
The question that Frost implies in his poem also has a distinct structure. Fire and Ice are two completely different opposites, making this poem very black and white, going one way or the other. However, Frost finishes his poem saying that ice is just as destructive as fire, which is interesting because he makes the connection at the very last line of the poem. The diction of this poem is quite plain. Although the words are simple and no more than three syllables, the interesting about his poem is that it is an imperfect rhyme that follows an unusual pattern of ABAABCBCB.