Robert Frost’s poems explored the nature in a rather deep and dark way. For example, his poem, “After-Apple Picking” is hidden under a mask that looks like a harvester is just tired and wants to go to sleep after a day of picking apple from tree. However, we learned that this poem has deeper meaning than what is being shown on the surface. This poem is about actually talking about death as a deeper meaning. I think it is really interesting how Robert Frost, as a poet, was able to connect two themes that are completely different and make it into a single poem. I love all the metaphors he made in this poem such as the ladder to heaven (apple-picking requires a level which Robert Frost was referring it to the ladder to heaven) and the seasonal interpretation (winter is death and spring is rebirth) that connects to the natural process of decaying and
The tone set in the poem was apocalyptic based off of the first two lines. In lines 1-2, Frost sets the tone for the poem
After reading various poems about our nation, many can conclude that different people have different opinions and views on America. When people hear the word “America” some feel upset or gloomy. Some may feel warm or cheery inside. Some may feel indifferent or confused. There are a million and one ways that people express their emotions towards the land of the free and the brave. The two poems, “America” by Claude McKay and “I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman are perfect demonstrations of how people can address the same topic, but go about it very differently.
Robert Frost is one of the great poets of the American pantheon. Throughout his life, his work was recognized over the US border, particularly in England where he first published. The work of Frost was greatly marked by his attachment to nature (“Storm fear”, “The tuft of Flowers”); attachment that he might have developed from his life in rural communities. Growing up with a single mother after the passing of his father due to sickness, then the death of his kids, Frost’s work have conveyed the immensity of the darkness that has haunted his life. His bitterness, his depression, his sadness, his comfort zone, his wake up calls, his solitude; are some of the elements that a reader can feel reading through his lines. “Acquainted with the Night” is one of Frost’s big piece that we are going to appreciate in the following lines.
After reading and studying the poem “Immigrants” by Pat Mora, one can see and identify a few literary symbolisms that are used to express the fearful tone of the poem. This poems three literary symbols that can be seen are, a sense of pride, acceptance, and of course sacrifice. The tone of this poem show how much an immigrant has to sacrifice in this country, in order to gain acceptance and, therefore, be proud Americans. Although, they can’t ever stop being who they are, they must try and sacrifice their own culture in order to be Americans.
Poems can be seen as an expression of the soul and mind, and even though, poems are not everyone’s favorite literary subject, when an individual’s find that special poem it can move their soul one with the poet. There are many poets in the world, but the one that draws my attention the most was no other than Langston Hughes. It would be impossible to cover all the poems he has written, but the one that seemed so relevant with society today would be “Let America Be America Again.” The eye-opening poem was published in the 1938 pamphlet by Hughes entitled A New Song. In Langston Hughes poem “Let America Be America Again” Hughes reflects his theme of protest and hope through the use of personification, symbolism, and various tones.
“Let America Be America Again” by Langston Hughes is a powerful poem that points out all of the struggles minority groups and lower-class people go through. Hughes believes that the American system is corrupted and unfair. He thinks that the businessmen are greedy, taking from the poor and giving to the wealthy. The American idea is something that is not real for many people because of their race, economic situation, and come up.
Numerous famous writers and other well-known individuals read and originate inspiration from Walt Whitman’s poems. Various American poets mention Walt Whitman is an inspiration for their creation, indicating appreciation for his pioneering fundamental originality along with the frequently scandalous themes he focused on.
When reading this prompt, "So Mexicans Are Taking American Jobs," by Jimmy Santiago Baca, was the first reading that came to my mind. This poem brought light to the, recently more controversial, subject of the jobs in America. Mexicans are not "taking" Americans' Jobs. They are trying to survive in this world and are willing to work harder than some of the Americans. The workers do not confront American workers and tell them to give them their jobs, nor do they steal them in the middle of the night (Line 1-11). The poem also created a new idea in my mind about the given theme of "The American Experience". The experience is not automatically becoming successful; it is the opportunity to work and support a family freely. To choose how to live,
Langston Hughes was an American poem born in the early nineteen hundreds, who became known as the leader of the Harlem Renaissance. He published many poems that brought light to the life of people of color in the twentieth century. There are three poems that the speakers are used to portray three major themes of each poem. Racism, the American Dream, and Hopes are all the major themes that Hughes uses to highlight the average life of a person of color. Theme for English B,” “Harlem,” and “Let America Be America Again” were three of Hughes’s poems that was selected to underline the themes. Meanwhile, the readers can learn something for each of the poems and apply it to their life. They can also noticed how Langston Hughes’s poems often contains hope and noted the possibility that both white and black people can live together in peace and harmony. And the poems also represent the average person of colors’ life and their struggles and frustrations towards the white community throughout the twentieth century.
In this poem, Frost discusses his situation as, “When I see birches bend to left and right...” This poem is clearly set in a more rural portion of the United States environmentally due to both the presence of birches and other darker trees as Frost explains. Lentricchia explains Frosts’ portrayal of the setting as, “"Birches" begins by evoking its core image against the background of a darkly wooded landscape...” The setting is crucial to the meaning of this poem due to the fact that it is based around the scene portrayed throughout the poem. Clearly, the natural setting of this poem relates to the meaning of the overall
This poem is no different. For example in line three he used the word “mocking” to talk about his echo. This choice of word shows that is miserable with is loneliness. In line five he talks about a “bolder-broken beach,” beaches are usually really smooth and sandy unlike this beach where it would be very rough and rocky. The roughness of the beach could represent his experience with life and how it hasn’t been easy for him. Robert Frost uses onomatopoeias in this poem to help enhance the reader’s image in the poem. He uses “crashed” in line ten and “crumpled” in line seventeen. Both of those words reflect loud sounds so it helps the reader understand that the embodiment came onto the scene very loudly. Robert Frost’s choice of words helps the audience better understand what the speaker is going
The affect change has on its surroundings and anything involved could be very detrimental depending on the situation. The poems “Mid-Term Break” and “Nothing Gold Can Stay” are similar, for they are both poems that talk about change. Throughout these poems, it is displayed that change has a negative effect on its surroundings because what comes first, which is the youth that is considered precious, comes to an end and what follows is second best. The first stage of life is precious and when it changes, or ages, a period of grief comes as a result.
Robert Frost, one of America 's most famous poets wrote the poem ¨Acquainted with the ¨Acquainted with the Night”is an example of one of Frost´s ¨depressing” poems. Deirdre Fagan says that, ¨The poem shares something in common with Frost 's other journey poems, such as "Into My Own." He once again finds himself alone, only this time the setting is very different¨ When you read the poem it really makes you feel like you are in that lonely state. Critic Elizabeth Isaacs, for example, argues that the poem "strives to experience precisely the essence of man 's existence in his lonely human state." 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.
Anyone could understand his poems from a literary aspect but the deeper meaning of his poems was trickier to decipher. This elementary diction was used in both “Fire and Ice” and “The Mending Wall”. The writing style in “Fire and Ice” draws a lot more attention to certain concepts and ideas. It also seems like the writing style is more direct but that is associated with the length of the poem. From the title, we know that two elements are being compared and Frost uses fire and ice as antonyms for describing love and hate. This writing style is used to represent different emotions fire and ice can be. In “The Mending Wall," there are examples of diction that portray Frost 's word choices. Frost’s writing style highlights the parallels between the discussion of desire(ice) and hate(fire). He uses sensuous verbs to describe these two factors by saying, “I think…. I know…”, it means that the poet is confused and his life experiences have influenced the poem. Among the noteworthy words are also the word desire. He uses this word to preserve the rhyme scheme in a better fashion. Whenever the word desire is used it usually gets replaced by lust, this word carries a deeper more impactful connotation. By using desire instead of lust, he leaves the poem open to more variations, rather than lust which is more one dimensional. Frost equates simple desire with lust, therefore giving it a darker meaning