Night¨ to express his extreme depression and sadness. Michael R. Little says that the poem, ¨is a meditation on loneliness and isolation, centering on one man 's lonely nighttime wanderings and suggesting that his individual experiences represent the human condition.” Born on March 26, 1874, Frost didn 't always know he wanted to be a poet. He loved to write and did not decide to
This use of images lets the reader imagine the scenes Frost sets in their minds, therefore, letting them see the temporary nature of the world. For example, throughout the poem, Frost practices using brief descriptions of nature. The poem describes a sun rising and setting quickly. In addition, the third and fourth line, Frost says, “Her early leaf’s a flower;/ But only so for an hour” (source). This quote allows for the reader to picture a newborn flower that wilts soon after it blooms.
To Jeffers, the image of a burned forest and death is a form of beauty in itself. “Fire on the hills” can easily be classified as a dark poem about the beauty in destruction. The task of the reader is to explore as to why the Jeffers feels this way or at least try to comprehend it. Without looking up information about the poet himself, it may be difficult to draw conclusions. In order to properly understand and analyze this poem, the setting, the tone, and the mood must be looked at first.
With the first couple of lines the poet is telling us that she is a liar. A loss of physical innocence is shown here, "I can 't see my own arms and legs or know if this is a trap or blessing" She is telling us that she has become physically detached from her body and she is confused as she doesn 't understand if this moment is a "trap of a blessing." The loss of innocence clearly links up with post-apocalyptic times in The Road to Winter where Finn lost his innocence when he decided whether to kill Ramage or not and him discussing his emotions. The novel has many dangers moments in it and this is shown in the poem as well, "rises up silently like dark bread." This simile reflects the dangers of the natural world in post-apocalyptic times.
In the first stanza, the poet describes how terrible the environment of a root cellar is, which successfully helps readers to create the imagination of the gloomy cellar. The poet begins with stating that “nothing would sleep in that cellar”, so first we are
The speaker speaks of her father throughout the poem as if he were someone of the past, long gone. A fog obscures objects, making it an easy way to escape reality. The dreary tone of the poem is reinforced by “Fog-damp pall over the city” impending a deep sense of apprehension (8). A city in a fog progresses very slowly, one must be careful to avoid the danger lurking within
“Sleeping in the Forest” is about the speaker’s night in the forest and how the speaker did not want it to end with the morning light. “Ode to Enchanted Light” by Pablo Neruda and “Sleeping in the Forest” by Mary Oliver both describe nature as life-giving in a peaceful mood, but the authors portray light very differently. In both “Ode to Enchanted Light” and “Sleeping in the Forest” the authors describe nature as life-giving using figurative language. Neruda, in “Ode to Enchanted Light” uses a metaphor to describe the life-giving characteristic of nature. The author writes, “the world is a glass overflowing with water” (Neruda 13-15).
Once again, some other force designing the situation has placed them together. The partly ambiguous, “what but design of darkness to appall” (Frost 13) comes as something taken for granted, a relief almost, in its mere statement and generalization, after the almost unbearable actuality and particularity of what has come before. Frost expands on the idea that perhaps life was made to “appall” but if that’s the case then life seems to be heavily embedded with evil and misfortune. Perhaps this poem is not questioning religion but merely questioning meaning behind the essence of life. In this line Frost tries to allow the reader to experience what it’s like for life to have an impending notion to
In the poem “A Winter Rose”, by Elaine George, the author depicts an image of seasonal suffering through the implementation of imagery and personification in order to express longing and despair for the past. The poem provides insight regarding the feelings of attachment that exist between the author and a rose covered with snow. Through the use of figurative language, the author juxtaposes yearning to be reunited with a rose. Each of the desires described through the poem are then unified in the questioning of their own legitimacy. George relies upon the use of diction to create a sentimental mood in order to express feelings of awe toward the coming of the season, winter, in the first quatrain.
By describing the house and it’s surroundings in great detail, the reader can understand the poem more, and the emotions that are going through the narattor’s head. The poem is also made far more interesting by using strong images. However, the descriptions that Poe uses also leave some to the reader’s imagination, which makes the poem more engaging. For example, in the line “a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year” (passage), we all have different experiences with autumn, which gives each reader a different view of the house and it’s backdrops. By using the words “dull” and “dark”, Poe also narrows the view down so the reader is not imagining a crisp sunny day in fall.