This poem really shows how if you were to look at one thing in nature you could be thrown back in time when you were not the business man or computer technician, but just a swinger of birches. Robert Frost does an excellent job when it came to incorporating nature into all of his poems and how they all were and still are so meaningful. Nature is something that we all overlook at sometime in our lives. It is something that we should never overlook though; nature is what helps us get through the hardest of times like in the 20th and 21st century when there was war. They had to get through it and hope for the best which was not that simple.
He knows that it is not his time to die, and he cannot stay in the peaceful woods. His horse reminds him that it is not his time to die by making noise and disturbing the tranquility of his moment or death. At the end of the poem the line referring to miles before he can sleep lets the reader know that the speaker has a lot more life left before his death. Speaker and Tone I think the speaker in this poem is a man for two reasons. First, I picture this poem to take place many years ago.
Choice of Life in The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. (Frost 1-5) On the surface, Robert Frost’s poem is a story about a walk on a wooded road, but it had deeper meaning to him and how he feels about "the road." Also, the poem has a universal meaning about life and the choices it presents. Further, the poem is magnificently written in Frost’s own created rhyme style. Lastly, a sigh might just be a sigh to some, but in this piece it means much more to Frost.
He does not want to wake up his buddies so he walks outside and discovers the fog. The fog over the river is calling him to enter it and to prove himself to the woods as well as to his friends. So he goes into the tent, puts on a pair of long johns, and strings his bow. He proceeds to walk outside, behind the tent, and enter the forest. Ed says his "hands" are by his "sides […]; I stood with the fog eating me alive" (94).
Robert Frost, famous for his poems about nature, was a New England poet and farmer. Frost was born in 1879, in the state of California. At the age of eleven, Frost’s father died and subsequently the family moved to New England. Although Frost was born in California, he identified with the working farmers of New England. Frost bought his first farm in Derry, New Hampshire.
According to Bloom’s Literature Database, his life started out negatively with an unstable childhood due to his father’s actions, personality and tense relationship with his mother. His father died in 1888 from tuberculosis, and they moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts where his mother worked as a school teacher ( Fagan). Frost pushed past this sudden change, and went on to graduate high school as co valedictorian. The other, Elinor White, he later married and had six children with. For the most part, Frost tended to live on farms, where he was surrounded by nature.
Nature Imagery and the Life Cycle in Robert Frost’s The Wind and the Rain In his poem “The Wind and the Rain,” Robert Frost develops a central theme, presenting a man’s reflection upon his life. As the man ages, he realizes that he spent much of his life worrying about his inevitable death instead of living his life to the fullest. The man expresses his desire to renew life at all costs; he would rather die living than spend the rest of his life concerning himself with death. Robert Frost’s theme in “The Wind and the Rain,” therefore, is that life should be lived, and one should not worry about his inevitable death, for he does not have the power to control death, only the way he lives his life. Frost uses images of nature throughout the poem to support his central theme.
According to John Ogilvie, “The poet is aware that the woods by which he is stopping belong to someone in the village […] but at the same time they are his, the poet’s woods too, by virtue of what they mean to him in terms of emotion and private significance” (230). This idea that the woods belong to the poet is an essential idea to Frost’s poetry because Frost’s life was plagued with death and death is significant to him because it played a major role in his life. In “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” Frost uses the imagery of nature to portray the life of the speaker. Frost describ... ... middle of paper ... ...ing” Literature: A Portable Anthology. Ed.
Throughout this poem Frost depicts and suggests that the "woods" are his means of escape from the "village", from society, and Frost conveys this by his respectful and almost wondrous diction when describing and referring to, the forest and the nature surrounding it. This poem also clearly portrays the attraction of nature to man; for man nature symbolises escape and embodies mysterious and "dark" and "deep" secrets that have attracted man for centuries. Through his regret to return to the village Frost also conveys the temptation of man to leave responsibility and society and to instead stay with the calm serenity of nature, however, at the conclusion of this poem Frost shows how "promises" and duty eventually turn most men back to their responsibilities. In the first stanza of the poem Frost introduces his situation, showing himself to be in the "woods." In this stanza Frost often mentions an unknown character, a character whose identity is kept a mystery by Frost's reference to him as "he."
He uses "words, like weeds..." (5.9) to envelope himself from the pain. His poem is "this poor flower of poesy" (8.18) but he writes it anyway since it once pleased his dead friend. "I go to plant it on his tomb./ That if it can it there may bloom,/ Or dying, there at least may die" (8.22-24). At this point he is considering the possibility of life continuing, at least through his poetry. Yet he does not seem to care about this possibility strongly.