The poem encompasses the romantic movement from his experience at the abbey. William Wordsworth composed "A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey" in a blank verse, which allows the lines of style to be fluid and natural. There are four stanzas and each stanza captures the essence of nature in his life. As the poem progresses, there are indents that indicate a new stanza and the focus shifts or topics. The blank verse enables Wordsworth to easily alter topics to describe his emotions, past memories, and the impact of nature.
Robert Frost’s poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” takes the reader on a journey through a man’s experience of traveling to the snowy woods with his horse. Frost builds up the relationship with the horse to where he is able to use it to exemplify his points about not only the condition of the area they are in, but the feelings of the man looking into the woods. Since the woods are isolated and quiet, they give the speaker a chance to escape from his responsibilities and contemplate his life choices. In the first stanza, Frost emphasizes that the man stops at a house in a village where he is watching the woods become covered in snow. In line 2, Frost says, “His house is in the village though.” Since he is in a village, the reader knows that the area is clear from the chaos of city life.
Robert Frost’s poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” takes the reader on a journey through the his experience of traveling to snowy woods with his horse. The woods do not only provide the speaker with feelings of isolation, but with ideas of contemplation regarding his future actions. In the first stanza, Frost emphasizes that he stops at a house in a village where he is watching the woods become covered in snow. In line 2, Frost says, “His house is in the village though.” The word village typically refers to houses that are located in a rural area with a small population. Since he is in a village, the reader knows that the area that is clear from the chaos of city life.
For instance, the winter weather assists in exploring the themes of imprisonment and freedom in relation to his character’s John and Ann. Throughout the story the weather plays a double role or offering to the characters and taking away from the characters. Initially the prospect of a horrible storm makes Ann feel concerned and weary about being left alone as John ventures over to his father’s farm. In their home Ann already experiences some isolation with John as her only company and John is clearly aware of this when he suggests inviting Steven over to keep her company, “That’s what you need, Ann−someone to talk to besides me” (Ross 137). Nevertheless, the winter brings forth a new set of isolation in which Ann is completely alone with no other source of human contact for a long period of time.
Robert Frost has so much enthusiasm about life in his poems. Other events that may have influenced him to write poems the way he does are, visiting different places and things. When he moved, he went to different colleges and got different experiences to write poems. In Frost’s three poems, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (“SBW”), “The Road Not Taken” (“RNT”), and “Nothing Gold Can Stay” (“NGS”), there are both similarities and differences in form and style, theme and meaning, and tone and mood. First off, in the poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, the form of it is a traditional form.
In literal terms, the the poem describes an encounter of two neighbors fixing their fence and one questioning why a fence is needed. Symbolically, the poem is about nature compared to human tradition and beliefs on boundaries. Both neighbors out of tradition visit the wall every spring to fix it up, as stated in line 11, “But at spring mending-time we find them there”. In nature, however, there are no boundaries, it is a limitless world. Whether it be, continents, countries, states, towns are all man-made boundaries.
1. The wall in this poem, has no practical use, yet the neighbour does care, fix it every spring and he shows to consider it a sign of its essential properties on earth. On the other hand, the wall bothers the poet : it seems like it offends the nature itself, which in his eyes is open space, life force, over calculations and ambitions of possession of men. The starting point of the poem may have been a personal experience of Robert Frost, often away from the cities to live in the country and devoting himself to the agricultural culture. 2.
As a child the speaker did not truly recognize the beauty to nature. Returning to the abbey, he has matured and has a deeper connection to nature. Wordsworth’s style the poem in blank verse that creates the flow of the poem to progress in the speaker’s change in mood. The portrayal of nature communicates the emotions of joy and bittersweetness through imagery and diction. The poem encompass the romantic movement from his experience at the abbey.
With regards to Robert Frost’s creation, the poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowing Evening” is an overlapping of a series of conceptual metaphors at global and local scale that conceptualize Death as a JOURNEY TO A FINAL DESTINATION, a SLEEP, a DEPARTURE, a REST. At the literal level the poem describes a man on his journey that stops by some woods covered in winter decorum and is tempted to halt his journey for a while. However, even if he is exhausted and wishes to fall asleep, the traveler remembers that he has obligations and responsibilities that he cannot abandon. Thus, on the literal level the speaker has a long trip home, however the metaphorical level suggests that the “miles to go” means life; while his desire to “sleep” stands for death. The world-weary speaker is tired of life and things only death could give him peace and rest that would be “lovely, dark, and deep” Still, it is too early for him to depart as he has not fulfilled all his duties.
“An Entrance to the Woods” is an essay by Wendell Berry about the serenity and importance of nature in his life. In this essay, the author uses tone shifts from dark to light to convey his idea of finding rebirth and rejuvenation through nature. In the beginning of the essay, Berry has left civilization for the first time in a while, and finds himself missing human company and feeling “inexplicably sad” (671). This feeling of sadness is in part from the woods itself, and partly due to Berry leaving the hustle and bustle of normal life in the cities, and the violent change from constant noise to silence causes him to feel lonely in the woods. As a result of feeling alone in the woods, the tone of the essay is dark and brooding, as seen through Berry’s somber diction and mood, as seen on page 671: “And then a heavy feeling of melancholy and lonesomeness comes over me.