Robert Frost: A Poet To Remember

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Thesis Paper
Jaya Goklani
Ms. Kanika Dang
Cycle Test 3, The Heritage School, Gurgaon
23th October 2015

Robert Frost: A Poet to Remember
Robert Lee Frost born on March 26, 1874 was an American poet. He was born in San Francisco, California, U.S. He is well known for his realistic writings of rural life and his use of informal American speech. He was a four-time Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry; Robert Frost depicted realistic New England life and situations familiar to the common man through his language. Robert Frost uses nature imagery to veil the depth and intensity of human emotions through simple words. Frost has written many marvellous poems like ‘The Road Not Taken’, ‘Stopping By The Woods’, ‘Fire and Ice’, ‘Birches’, ‘ The Telephone’,
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He kind of digs this aloneness, however, and is glad that no one is there to watch him. We get the feeling that he'd rather be all by his lonesome in the freezing cold than back in the village. Nature helps make things even lonelier, too, for it happens to be freezing cold, snowing, and dark out there.The speaker in "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" makes several choices, many of which his dearly beloved horse does not agree with. The biggest choice that he wrestles with is whether to return to the warmth and safety of the village or to stay and watch the woods fill up with snow. Our speaker does seem to have a hard time making his decision. He ultimately decides to return home as he has to finish lots of day-to-day…show more content…
Which force will lead to the end of the world?Fire and ice are the means through which the world will be destroyed. The poem is about the human emotions which are destructive when they don’t have control over it. They can destroy a person morally, mentally, and physically. In the poem “fire” depicts desire and passion and ice represents hatred.
In the poem “The Road Not Taken” the poet symbolizes the roads on which we walk, as the path on which we have to walk throughout our lives. This poem centers on two roads going through the woods in autumn.
In the poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” the woods would symbolize the beauty and mystery of the world that most people are just too busy to appreciate. The snow symbolizes the purity and peacefulness the speaker feels while stopping in the woods. The "village" can be interpreted as a symbol for society and civilization; the word "sleep" could be interpreted as a metaphor for death.
In the poem “Fire and Ice” the speaker associates fire with desire and ice with hate, fire and ice are symbols for human behaviours and emotions.
The poem “The Road Not taken” is set in the forest during autumn when the leaves are falling.
The poem “Stoppingby the Woods” is also set in the forest. It is evening and snowfall has already
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