Summary Of Desert Places By Robert Frost

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Exhale pain, Inhale grief
Witnessing constant disappearance, yet remaining to seem like the depiction of complete normality. Deafening silence engulfing all surroundings, on its way to eventually evoking insanity. The smell of cold, dry air freezes over all breathing pathways, caging in the ribs, preventing the ability to inhale and exhale, leaving behind the taste of metal as a reminder of a chaotic state of mind. Mentally trapped in chosen solidarity, Robert Frost, William Shakespeare, and Elizabeth Bishop were able to express their hidden despair through poetry. Frost having experienced major loss in his life, Shakespeare lying to himself to cope with his actions, and Bishop constantly masking her pain while in the eyes of the public. In “Desert Places”, “When my love swears she is made of truth”, and “One Art”, the author’s use connotative diction to weaken the severity of their personal issues. Robert Frost’s poem “Desert Places” diminishes an overall sense of emptiness to being nothing compared to what he holds within himself through the use of connotative diction. Throughout the poem, the description of a cold, dark night represents the intensity of the depression that Frost was feeling. In the final stanza, Frost reveals that “I have it in me so much nearer home, To scare myself with my own desert places”, “it” being the darkness previously mentioned in the poem. Furthermore, the “desert places” introduced in the final line are a representation of the dark emotions
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