Poems are meant to make a person see, think, or feel something. Robert Frost, a well-known poet, uses them and nature as a way to symbolize life. Robert frost uses elements of nature as a metaphor in “The Road Not Taken”. Robert frost uses elements of nature as a metaphor in “Nothing Gold Can Stay”. Robert frost uses elements of nature as a metaphor in “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”.
Regardless of the fact that it describes a gruesome accident that takes the life of a young boy, Frost seems to be distant from the events. Upon reading this poem the readers feel a hint of emotion but cannot pinpoint this emotion. The tone goes from being calm to shocked and sad, and finally back to calmness and maybe numbness. At the end of the poem, Frost talks about how the family coped with the boy’s death as “since they were not the one dead”, they “turned to their affairs” (37). This gives the reader an idea of what humanity has come to, since the death of this boy is not mourned.
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.
Robert Frost does such a great job in describing that the birds are almost chirping in the image. Where the image can move all because of the description of nature in Nothing Gold Can Stay. Though this poem is made up of many metaphors and examples of personification, it does not use much figurative language like Onematopeia and alliteration. Robert Frost reading his poem is a big help to finding the tone and the feel of the poem that the author was trying to display. Natures first bud is precious and it’s conveying birth and ease because once nature blooms to that bright color it dies slowly.
Frost experienced quite a few tragedies throughout his life. His father died, his young son passed away as a child, his daughter died within a day of being born, his wife later died of a heart attack and to think a person couldn 't possibly take much more, his son commits suicide. Along with these tragedies, Frost decides to put his sadness and depression into his writing. In the poem ¨Acquainted with the Night¨ you can see that Frost was lonely, hurt and he tended to isolate himself away from others. Night¨ to express his extreme depression and sadness.
Zeinab Wasfy Engl 343-01 Prof. David Hadbawnik 23rd of May 2016 Designing Meaning: An Analysis on Frost’s “Design” The term “religious” is not an adjective ordinarily used to describe Robert Frost’s poetry, however, “Design” mediates an old philosophical question of whether or not evidence of conscious design indicates the existence of a deity(whether evil, good or benign). The transcended self in poetry is usually associated with creativity and emotion rather than the concern over the existence of divinity, or more so, evil divinity. The poem details an event of nature intricately and attempts to interpret its meaning for humanity. Within “Design” the speaker sustains the idea that the existence of higher power controlling and inspiring purpose will eventually breakthrough humanity and reveals itself in subtle ways. In attempt to explore the idea of searching for meaning, purpose and order within religion; “Design” by Robert Frost will be used to interpret the different ways in
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I// I took the one less traveled by/ And that has made all the difference” (Frost 82: 18-20). The author says that he took a path that no one else really would take. That means he’s different in his own way. The two poems are different because, “Traveling through the Dark” is about dangers of the night and death, while “The Road Not Taken” is about being different and choosing the best
Frost’s poem varies from the story, both writings essentially consist of figurative terms that supports taking decisions seriously due to their effect. In the poem, a man stands where “two roads diverged” and carefully examines the choices in front of him, preparing to choose (Frost 1). It is instantly made clear that the man in the poem has an extremely difficult and vital choice to make alone. The fork in the road represents the pathways he could take and the different opportunities that would then follow. The road, symbolizing possible options, causes the man to worry as he attempts to look further into each one's future.