Robert Frost and His Literary Devices

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Authors throughout time have used many different literary devices to bring their stories to life. Stories capture the attention of people through communicating the author’s either personal experiences or otherwise completely imaginary scenarios. Some authors use their talent to the very best of their ability and successfully engage the reader and explain thoroughly the significance in what they are attempting to portray through different literary devices, such as personification. Robert Frost is a prime example of one of these authors. Frost uses personification in quite a few of his poems to bring his work to life. He not only used personification to show his opinions and personal experiences, but he also used symbolism in many different poems. Robert Frost was an intelligent, talented, and sagacious poet whose feelings and opinions were expressed through his art of poetry.
Time Period Influence
Frost is most commonly known for his poems that reflect the time period in which he is writing in. The three major events that are shown in his writing are World War I, World War II, and President Kennedy’s inauguration. During World War I, a couple of Frost’s friends were drafted into the army; knowing their possible fate Frost wrote not only about the two, but also about the terrors of being out in war. In The Road Not Taken, he uses the two roads as symbols reflecting the “angst of making his choices, which could potentially cause him life or death” (The World War I Connection). Not to Keep is a second well-known poem that describes the general impact that World War I had on the common housewife of a veteran. This poem displays great contempt the woman feels, although she knows that her husband is back, she also knows that it is only ...

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