Nature Is Important By Robert Frost

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Nature All Important
(Whether Robert Frost really thinks Nature is important in human society.)

Poetry is very meaningful when written seriously. It has a way of flowing through the words and impacting the reader. People tend to remember their favorite poem and recite it because of it 's meaning to them personally. The poems written have so many different meanings. One is the original that the author was intending, another is the way society takes the poem as a whole, and yet another way is how the reader takes the poem. Robert Frost, in many of his poems, shows that poetry set in a natural or rural setting can still be very meaningful.

The first poem in which Robert Frost uses rural settings to help convey the meaning is “Out, Out-” “Even
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This text tells the story of two neighbors who share the day building a wall. “In "Mending Wall" he is self-conscious about working at a task that has no obvious utility, and he tries to persuade his laconic neighbor at least to acknowledge the strangeness of imposing a manmade line where nature honors no division,” (Wakefield). The narrator questions why they are building a wall when there is nothing to keep in or to keep out. It strikes him as odd since – in the west – the only reason for a barrier is to separate livestock. If this poem took place in an urban setting, it wouldn 't have been nearly as interesting to show the barriers…show more content…
Birches is about the actual trees and how he always imagined how they got their bends from a boy playing. He explains that ice storms actually cause the phenomenon, but the boys swinging is a better story. “This tension between what has actually happened and what the poet would like to have happened... gives the poem philosophical dimension and meaning far greater than that of a simple meditation on birch trees,” (Thomason). Elizabeth Thomason does an exemplary job of explaining how the wish of Frost in this poem conveys a great

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