A Critic of Robert Frost's Poems and How they Retain to Beauty

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Each day we walk outside and we see something beautiful. It is called Nature. Outside it holds so much more than we can see. We love the world around us and it is up to us to see it. The world shows us all that it can hold. The problem is we look at the world and see simple things. We see things that have no meaning, but are just objects. However, everything in Nature can have a hidden meaning. “Vivid pictures of landscape, but in them the Yankee point of view through which nature is seen is as vital to the meaning as the things portrayed.” (Lynen) Nature has meaning behind each part of nature. The problem of nature is each person has a different interpretation. One thing that might seem beautiful and wonderful to me is complete terrible or scary to another. We base our meaning off our own experiences. People who have been trapped alone in the forest are usually scared of going back into a forest by their own. We base what we know and how we feel off of past experiences. Robert Frost wrote the poems, Acquainted with the Night and Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening which describes nature that has three main hidden meanings: things hidden in the stars, mountains hold amazing features and pure white is a beautiful and wonderful thing.

Night shows how at night we can see beautiful objects that are hidden in the sky and behind the stars. Stars appear in the sky every night and they hold so many things that the people have to learn about. They hide so much behind twinkling lights. “The stars awaken a certain reverence, because though always present, they are inaccessible; but all natural objects make a kindred impression, when the mind is open to their influence.” (Emerson) With a limited telescope, we can see moons, planets, galax...

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... as disgusting. It is up to our perception. What does nature represent for you? Can you tell me that it has no affect over you? Nature is the power that allows us to continue on.

Works Cited

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Nature and Selected Essays. N.p.: Penguin, 1982. Print. A discussion on what Emerson thought of nature.

Giordana, Paolo, and Anthony Julian Tamburri. Beyond the Margin. N.p.: Fairleigh Dickinson, 1998. Print. Talks about night and all that it holds.

Lynen, John F. Pastoral Art of Robert Frost. New Haven: Yale University, 1960. Print. Talks about nature and what it stands for when referring to Robert Frost.

Mars, Briglittle. Beauty by Nature. N.p.: Book, 2006. Print. What Nature can represent and how it affects people.

Winnicott, D.W. "The Capacity." Psycho-Analysis 39 (1958): 416-20. Print. A discussion about how people can handle being alone.

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