The Figurative Language In Robert Frost's Poetry

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2.1 Introduction Robert Frost had extensively been established in America and had established the Pulitzer Prize four times, and was the only poet ever queried to read his poem at a presidential induction. Born in San Francisco, Robert Lee Frost was named after the defeated Confederate general Robert E. Lee. After the death of his father, the rebellious son of a prudent, hard-working, fruitful Massachusetts farmer, he moved with his mother and sister to eastern Massachusetts near his paternal grandparents. Deeply influenced by his experience in his young, Robert Frost had a unique position in modern poetry. He has been widely established by audience while his poetry does not receive careful critical judgment. This neglect is due much to the …show more content…

Images help the reader connect to the imaginary world within the literary work; especially powerful imagery is a way for the reader to be drawn in through their own experiences. Images also help the writer to establish mood and tone. Along with simile and metaphor, personification, and symbol, imagery is a type of figurative language. These other forms of figuration are often present in images. Besides helping the reader to connect to the literary work, imagery also functions to strengthen and develop the work’s underlying themes. For instance, in Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour,” Mrs. Mallard sits alone at her window, contemplating the news that her husband is dead. A storm outside has just passed: She could see in the open square before her house the tops of trees that were all aquiver with the new spring life. The delicious breath of rain was in the air. In the street below a peddler was crying his wares. The notes of a distant song which some one was singing reached her faintly, and countless sparrows were twittering in the eaves. This image of resurrection mirrors the transformation going on in the character’s mind and prepares the reader to understand why she feels freed by her husband’s

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