He wants to be back in his time of childhood swinging through the same trees, bending the same branches, and listening after and ice storm as the branches “click upon themselves/ As the breeze rises” (Lines 7-8). There is so much more to a poem than just its literal interpretation. Being a master of language and the written word Robert Frost camouflages his meanings behind the descriptions of the nature around him. He expressed his need to use this method of reaching the reader in his talk, “Education by Poetry”: Poetry provides the one permissible way of saying one thing and meaning another. People say, “Why don’t you say what you mean?” We never do that, do we, being all of us too much poets.
To say that Frost is a nature poet is inaccurate. His poetry is in the main psychologically oriented with emphasis on specific recurring themes, which include, but are not limited to, loneliness, retreat, spirituality, darkness, and death. Frost said himself repeatedly, “I am not a nature poet. There is almost always a person in my poems” (quoted in Thompson). This may be hard for some to grasp, as Frost is world renowned for his alleged nature theme.
Have you ever looked outside your window and wondered what the world really means? Reading Robert Frost’s poetry you will be able to form your own opinion and thoughts about this pulchritudinous world. His poetry is so deep and meaningful you will be overwhelmed with what was going through this man’s head. Life is not paradisiacal, and this is something Robert Frost knew but his poetry gave insight to the people of his time and the generations to come. Although Robert Frost's life was far from perfect he was still an extraordinary person; his great inspirations, themes, and figurative language have won him many honors and awards thus creating one of the greatest American poets known to this day.
So many people loved his poetry. He is a man that nobody will ever forget because he changed the face of poetry. His life was a life of chances and getting what you want. Robert Frost always did what he wanted and that is what makes one of the best poets of his generation. Bibliography 1.
While most authors wrote dark, gothic works and stories, Longfellow’s were happy, positive and encouraging due to his wonderful childhood. He was inspired by his hometown, Portland, the sea, poets like Sir Walter Scott and Samuel Rogers, literature and music were all inspirations to him (Arvin 8/9). These parts of his childhood along with the new, exciting ideas of Romanticism are what shaped Longfellow’s style of writing. This is what drew in his audience because his poems were relatable and were written from the heart. Even though Longfellow went through some hard times with the loss of two wives and suffering from vertigo and peritonitis, he never allowed these complications affect his writing or his calmness (Kunitz 5).
Robert Frost is one of America’s most loved and respected poets. He did a great job capturing the hearts of his readers with his natural imagery and ability to use metaphors to reveal the truths that he was trying to convey. Frost’s life was filled with many struggles including several losses in his family. His early struggles would continue through his educational period, as he wouldn’t graduate from college. Frost traveled to Great Britain to gain some ideas on poetry, and then returned the America to begin writing again (Famous Poets and Poems 1).
When Thomas would choose a path, it was certain that every time he would regret the choice he had made sighing that they should have taken a "better" direction (Banerjee and Shefali 1). When Frost wrote this he supposedly pretended to "carry himself" as Thomas just long enough to write the poem. Furthermore, Frost first wrote the poem as almost a joke for Thomas. Later it held more value for him though, as an example of life choices. "The Road Not Taken" is literally a story about a walk on a road one fall morning.
Robert was an incredibly gifted man who wrote many famous poems. Robert Frost, a great American poet lived a humble life and changed the world with his profound writing ability. LIFE OF ROBERT FROST Frost was born in 1874 in San Francisco to William Prescott Frost Jr. and Isabella Moodie. After the death of his father he moved with his mother and sister to eastern Massachusetts to be closer to his grandparents (Frost’s Life and Career). As a child, Frost was a very troublesome kid.
It begins with;” Two roads diverged in a yellow wood.” The yellow woods are the first example of where Robert Frost has used nature as a means of expressing his feelings. These first two lines set the pessimistic theme of the poem as they tell the audience that Frost is now at the autumn (near end) of his life, and that he has a very hard choice to make. When Frost stopped at the fork in the road he looked down both of the paths to help him make his choice, but he found the ends of the paths to be intangible. The nature metaphor – shrubbery – obscured his view from seeing the consequences of this decision. He becomes frustrated that he cannot find the meaning of life in nature – which he feels should hold the answers.
Imagery is one of the most powerful tools in any writer’s tool box. Both Robert Frost and Walt Whitman were innovative poets ahead of their time. Whitman had invented “free verse” writing and pioneered naturalistic writing. He also used powerful imagery to depict the norms of everyday life, even in the times of the Civil War (“Vigil Strange I Kept”). Robert Frost used more traditional rhythm and meter, but also used nature to paint a literary picture for his readers to “see” the settings in his poetry and put his readers from the West Coast of America, or across the Atlantic in the United Kingdom, in the beautiful winter scene of New England (“Birches”).