Robert Frost was born in California but later moved with his family to New England when he was eleven due to the death of his father. Robert Frost then went on to study at Harvard and Dartmouth University which were Ivy League schools during his early adulthood. In New Hampshire he began working as a farmer, while publishing the local paper and poems. Later, Frost then took on a teaching job until 1912, and then he moved to England with the intention of working on becoming a famous poet. In 1915 Frost was a well-known poet and decided to move back to the United States to live on the farm in New Hampshire were he wrote the majority of his famous poetry.
He uses the word lonely three times so the reader will certainly know he is alone. The speaker mentions also that he will become even more lonely “ere” or “before” he will becomes less lonely. The field is now described as being a “blanker whiteness of benighted snow.” At this point of the poem, it is assumed that the snow has grown and now covers even those “weeds and stubble.” The field has been striped of it’s geological markings and is now a blank canvas. Without its grasses and hills to give the field identity it becomes nothing. Frost does this because he feels as though he has lost his sense of identity.
The boys life was cut short due to the lifestyle he had, working a man’s job. He did not have the opportunity to fulfill his dreams and goals in life. Robert Frost uses these poems to teach the reader, the imagery of death through depression and tiredness between society and nature. Life and death is the basic key in the poem “stopping by woods on a snowy evening.” Frost illustrates to the reader how this man took a moment to enjoy nature and life with no obligations to attain
Q: In some poems what is described is given a meaning beyond the immediately obvious. Explore any one of the poems where this feature is most memorable. "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost is a contemporary piece dealing with the typical human desire for escape. Whether this desire is manifested in avoidance of work, school or simply a relief from the mundane repetitiveness of everyday life this want is present in all humans. 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.
These free thoughts give a person the capability to live how he chooses. In the first poem, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Frost vividly describes a freedom that many of us take for granted. He tells how he has decided to take the time to stop what he is doing and admire the snow as it falls in the woods and on a frozen lake. The man who owns these woods lives in the town and is ignorant of the beauty that they contain. He has not taken the time to notice how beautiful they are as the snow comes down.
This essay is included my own understanding, plus some information that I gathered from a lot of researches and critics’ comments on this poem. I, myself interpret this poem through the first perspective I would explain about, and in two other perspectives my ideas hardly is included. "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" Complete Text Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village, though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year.
Nature is constantly showing us her beauty, but he reminds us that from each day to the next, nothing can be a permanent fixture all the time. In "A Boundless Moment," Frost is so attracted to nature's cycle, that he defies what nature ought to do, by creating a leaf that is clinging on to a tree, but the reader knows that this cannot be and soon it will fall off like the rest of the leaves. We do not know when, but this abnormality cannot continue, it must change. "Desert Places" shows more of Frost's emotions and deals with the natural progression of life. When the narrator realizes that the snow is covering all of the ground he becomes aware that nature is no longer alive or present in his midst.
Frost uses blank verse in "The Wood-Pile" by using an iambic pentameter. This is very typical of Frost in his nature poetry. We get this use of iambic pentameter in "Mending Wall" and "After Apple-Picking". In "The Wood-Pile", some lines are blank verse, "To warm the frozen swamp as best it could" However, other lines present more stress and great irregularity, as in line 26, with its six stresses and spondaic emphasis on this year's snow, "No runner tracks in this year's snow looped near it." In "The Wood-Pile", the speaker sees a bird, which eventually leads him to the wood-pile.
I chose to study winter poetry because I often focus on the cold and harsh conditions, rather than the beauty present. These poems are excellent in making one see past the bleakness, and toward the magnificence of the dazzling light. The beginnings of both “Winter” and “The Winter’s Spring” mention the loneliness and coldness of winter. This helps the audience find common ground with the poet, since it is easier to see winter as ugly rather than beautiful. In “The Winter’s Spring”, “The winter comes; I walk alone” (1), asks the audience to follow as no one, but the author believes the in the beauty of winter.
People say, “Why don’t you say what you mean?” We never do that, do we, being all of us too much poets. We like to talk in parables and in hints and in indirections- whether from diffidence or some other instinct. He holds true to this in Birches, using the figure of a tree to symbolize life, an ice storm to represent the hardships and obstacles that the speaker has encountered throughout this life, and the word “heaven” (Line 56) to mean happiness. Frost’s choices of words relay emotions and feelings to the reader. Birches arouses the senses of sight, sound, and touch.