The Impact Of Robert Frost's Impact On American Culture

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The Impact of Robert Frost on American Culture
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on” (Robert Frost). March, 1874. The United States of America continues to recover from the effects of the Civil War. The Reconstruction Era is in full swing and segregation is at a new high point. The Chinese were being discriminated throughout California throughout the 1870s. In 1882, due to the high rate of Chinese immigrants, the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed by Congress. This act meant that no Chinese immigrant could enter the United States for a period of ten years. At the beginning of the new century, the first World War began. As a result of World War One, art began to evolve. Publishers across the globe documented
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His belief in the fact that extension of the perceiver's will brings order to chaos is what structured most of his poems. He illustrates in a way that shows the “decaying effects of nature are held at bay by the forms into which we mold our understanding of our environment” (Robert Frost, 2013). In many circumstances, his poetry attempted to represent the anxieties of the American spirit, and also show the limits of its freedom in addition of how to best use it. Robert Frost mastered the ability to communicate through the sounds of speech through poems that utilize meter, rhythm, and rhyme (Crumbley, 2006). Robert Frost is praised for his mixture of imagery, rhythmic qualities, dramatic tension, and synecdochical qualities to convey different meanings and emotions at different times throughout his pieces of work (Robert Lee Frost, 2003). Nashville native and American poet Randall Jarrell explains his thoughts about Robert Frost by saying “Frost seems to me the greatest of the American poets of this century. Frost’s virtues are extraordinary. No other has written so well about the actions of ordinary men: his wonderful dramatic monologues or dramatic scenes come out of a knowledge of people that few poets have had, and they are written in verse that uses, sometimes with absolute mastery, the rhythms of actual speech.” Throughout Frost’s poetry, he used conversational language to…show more content…
Frost’s ability to appeal to the common man through complex ideas and unique writing style has changed American poetry from an old writing style to a new, modern style. With not only making himself a household name through his many popular works, he also has been awarded four Pulitzer Prize awards for his poetic books. In schools throughout the United States, Robert Frost’s poems are being read and examined today. In conclusion, it is clear that his poems will forever have a lasting impact on not only American literature, but also American
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