The path he chose was less traveled and more interesting to him. “Frost remarked on his habit that no matter which path he chose each time, he would always sigh and wonder about what might have been down the other path (Kirk 86).” Without the literary element of imagery, one would not be able to understand the paths Frost describes in depth and understand their meaning. Additionally, the nature expressed in “The Road Not Taken” is important because it surrounds Frost in his poem. The yellow leaves represent a developing time period in his life and the grassy roads illustrate two significant choices that have to be made. The nature of Frost’s writing reveals the understanding of Frost’s experience with making decisions.
Robert Frost was a great poet for many reasons. He was well known for the complexity of his poems and the imagery associated with it. He describes places, people, and interactions between them that you wouldn’t think about. He also used very intricate diction in his writing so everyone could understand and appreciate his work. The reason why he appeals to most people is that he tells life lesson’s in his poems.
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
His understanding of natural fact is well recognized. It may sometimes seem so but Frost is not trying to tell us how nature works. His poems are about human psychology. Natural scenes and landscapes, animals and the natural world are used to illustrate a psychological struggle with everyday experience in relation of his personal life. Frost uses nature as a means of delivering these.
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.
Robert Frost is praised for his mixture of imagery, rhythmic qualities, dramatic tension, and synecdochical qualities to convey different meanings and emotions at different times throughout his pieces of work (Robert Lee Frost, 2003). Nashville native and American poet Randall Jarrell explains his thoughts about Robert Frost by saying “Frost seems to me the greatest of the American poets of this century. Frost’s virtues are extraordinary. No other has written so well about the actions of ordinary men: his wonderful dramatic monologues or dramatic scenes come out of a knowledge of people that few poets have had, and they are written in verse that uses, sometimes with absolute mastery, the rhythms of actual speech.” Throughout Frost’s poetry, he used conversational language to
The utilisation of natural elements (i.e. fire and ice) to explore the issue of human induced hate, desires and destruction in Frost’s literary work, allows for the reader to synthesise his/her own sense of understanding of both the “end” and the poem. Frost subtly compares acts of nature, such as natural disasters, to acts of humans. He does so by associating fire (Frost 4) to “desire”
Robert Frost’s upbringing influenced greatly the poems that he created. Frost’s mother, a true Scotswoman, was fond of writing verse and passed her writing talents on to her son who was named after Scottish poet, Robert Burns (Thompson). After Frost’s father died, he was uprooted from his former San Francisco residency and moved to Salem, New Hampshire (Thompson). Frost hated New England and included a bit of hostilities towards Yankees in some of his early poetry (Thompson). After the age of twelve, Frost began to take a liking to school and learning (Thompson).
The poem “Out, Out-” by Robert Frost has a proportionate amount of literary devices to create a short film played within your mind. The young boy is contrived to use power tools, although he is a bit too young. Robert Frost has created the character of a young boy who works with the use of power tools and only wishes for the days to pass by swiftly. The imagery that Robert Frost uses puts this foolproof picture inside your mind of the way the power tools were used and what has happened to the young boy. In lines five and six the author, Robert Frost, has written “Five mountain ranges one behind the other Under the sunset far into Vermont.” with this picture inside of you, you can see the most beautiful sunset over a mountain range, can’t
He modernized poetry from the nineteenth century into more up to date ways of writing. Like many other successful writers, Frost had to work very hard at what he did and had many hardships along the way. At a young age, Frost’s father passed away and he