Symbolism The symbolic technique followed by Frost is also very modern in nature. The poems that are rich in symbolic meaning are Mending Wall, The Road Not Taken, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Birches etc. Mending Wall is a symbolic poem in which he describes an anecdote typical of the conservative approach of the rural people in New England, but it has the universal symbolic implication. The poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening is also full of symbols. The poem symbolically expresses the conflict which everyone feels between the demands of the practical life and a desire to escape into the land of reverie.
Evidently, we can already see some connections between the two poems through the plots and themes. In addition, Keats uses specific literary techniques in both poems to attract the audience better and to convey his message easier. Firstly, Keats makes use of nature, season and time in both of the poems. This, then contributes to the use of metaphors and imagery. For example, in La Belle Dame Sans Merci, although it is warm season, perhaps spring or summer, when the knight is in love with la belle dame, the reality is in cold and harsh winter.
He finished this painting after an excursion to a mountain valley after snow in the year (1533) when he secluded from the court. The painting depicts a graceful snow landscape of Suzhou (蘇州) with many imageries, indicating the virtues that a scholar should have. The painting presents brightness, quietness, and remarkable calmness of nature after the snow instead of monotonous coldness. Two scholars are sitting by the open windows of their cottage, enjoying the snow view of the mountain and the sound of the water. Wen probably dreamed Hua Xia and himself can be the scholars that he painted in the painting, as a way of realizing the traditional Chinese literati’s dream of reclusion.
Afterwards, The poet in the fourth line uses the word snow, which symbolizes peace and purity over here. This means that in heaven I will be seeing purity and peace, contentment. “My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year” The first line depicts the idea pragmatically that the horse symbolizes the people, as a horse is an animal and cannot think so it must be a person. And for normal people what normality is to live in the colourful world and usual places but the poet is depicting a very unusual unknown world
It is nearly impossible! From my point of view Robert Frost 's poems hold a plethora of detail that spark your imagination allowing you to explore the world or scene his poem has created. It helps you leave the stress and worries life may bring you, it helps you relax and leave this world if only for a second. Robert Frost uses vivid details that can make a pile of green leaves sound magical. “Because it was grassy and wanted wear;" (Frost, The Road Not Taken 131) He can also make you think about how the world could end, as evidence by "Fire and Ice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice."
In the song “Winter Wonderland” Richard B. Smith, the lyricist created the theme that is to not take things for granted, instead go out and enjoy it by using the poetic devices of imagery, personification, and rhyme. Throughout the entire song thoughts of snow and sleigh rides went through my mind, as well as many other people’s. I believe that Smith did a magnificent job of having the lyrics fulfil the title Winter Wonderland. I chose this song for a couple of reasons actually, the first is that I extremely miss the snow and the coldness, basically the “normal” characteristics for winter in the North East where I mainly lived. Secondly, I have loved this song, even more around Christmas time, since I was a child.
• Historical Perspective of the Poem Most poem readers would take the poem at face-value, disregarding its poetic composition, rhyming and ideas asserted. According to Robert Frost, the poem was composed in just one night. The poem ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ was composed in 1922 and published in 1923 in ‘New Hampshire’ volume. After pulling off an all-nighter on his poem ‘New Hampshire’, he stepped outside in wee hours of the morning and had a sudden inspiration for the poem. A love for nature, imagery and personification are found recurrently.
What he succeeded in creating was a poetry that fused everyday speech with formal poetic techniques. Nature provides a beautiful but passive background to the horrific event in ‘Out-Out’ . This poem outlines the fragility and brevity of life, as some may think. This poem is open to interpretation. Frost uses memorable images to evoke the beauty of nature, the threat of the saw, the horror of the accident.
By analyzing this poem, and others of Frost’s work, these can be very helpful to many people who sometimes struggle with enjoying poetry like me, by helping to finally enjoy and understand the deeper meanings and connections that can be made within these poems and poetry overall. Initially, what first strikes me as being important, is that in this poem there is such great imagery being used. The outstanding imagery that is used in the poem keeps me, and the reader intrigued throughout the story that is told. Frost begins the poem with, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,” and from this initial line I had a solid image in my mind, which I feel like helped me understand the rest of the poem even more. The imagery helped me
This outlined in the poem “Lyrical Ballads”, by not only creating a “myth of memory” but, by the necessary need for a familiar community (Thomson). In the poem “Tintern Abbey” the author expresses “Tintern Abbey” is Wordsworth’s experiment to consider how he himself copes with the loss of innocence and with the disappointment of the insufficiency of any “recompense” (Thomson). Wordsworth goes through a terrible loss and tries to use “Tintern Abbey” as a way of coping with the pain. Asides from nature bringing the speaker in the poem pain it also brought him joy. In the poem it cites that he feels a presence of joy of elevation (wordsworth 37).