This may be hard for some to grasp, as Frost is world renowned for his alleged nature theme. Contrary to popular opinion, nature is not Frost’s central theme in his poetry; it is the contrast between man and nature as well as the conflicts that arise between the two entities. Frost’s nature poetry interconnects the world of the natural and the world of human beings – Both key elements of his motivation in writing poetry. The harsh reality of nature and the thoughtless expectations in the minds of man scarcely cohere to one another. Frost usually starts with an observation in nature, contemplates it and then connects it to some psychological concern (quoted in Thompson).
William Wordsworth and Robert Frost - Views on nature. To many people Nature is something of little thought, but when we take time to "stand back" and acknowledge it we can actually see its beauty. Until now a meadow or a tree in a forest to me, was little more than something of everyday life. Now having come to realise the power and force it has upon mans emotions and actions, I realised the thoughts of other people when studying the work of William Wordsworth and Robert Frost. Both poets see Nature in different ways although there are some aspects of the subject which are clearly the same.
Well, I don 't think so” (Frost Interview). This shows Frost 's opinion about him being considered a nature poet. Most people consider Frost as a nature poet, but looking deeper into his work then just reading it, one can argue that he is not. When looking at Frost 's work we see that although a lot of it involves nature in it, it also involves a person, a person that is admiring, working, or using nature. When analyzing his writing, Frost uses nature to show deeper in depth lesson... ... middle of paper ... ...ert Frost 's poems, I now see his poems in a different perspective.
Human and Nature Robert Frost’s poem, “Stopping by Woods in a Snowy Evening,” explicates the journey of a man in the woods. The man is admiring the natural scene; although, he knows his personal goals have been neglected. He admires the cold evening and wants to stay in woods. However, he realizes that he has to go to fulfil his desires. So, he neglects his wish of watching the beautiful scene of a snowy evening.
However, contrary to man’s appreciation, nature is indifferent towards man. The poem is a metaphor for humanity’s uniqueness, since only humans can stop and reflect, yet also hold higher cognitive functions than animals. Humans have a sense of duty, have responsibilities, and can admire the beauty of nature. In the poem, the speaker traverses through a stranger’s woods amid snowfall before he stops to admire nature until he must continue on his journey. While the speaker stops to watch the woods “fill up with snow,” he thinks his horse “must think it queer” (Frost 245).
Through his writing in the beginning of the poem I am lead to understand he is referring to a man he might have a common relationship with. The author is admiring the sight of snow falling and decorating a village from afar. The melody of this poem is brought to the reader in a couple different ways. Commonly, I noticed immediately, the rhyming rhythm used by the author. “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”: “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” (p.586, II.
Nature represents an array of differing personalities, whether it be a positive influence on one’s life or an attempt to control it. In Early Purges by Seamus Heaney, conflicting views between the city and country folk question the true meaning of what defines cruelty to nature. In the poem, the narrator does not seem phased by the merciless drowning cats on a farm. Heaney describes the act as a way to keep the animal population in the farm’s control, but from an urban citizen’s view, the act seems rather harsh. In William Wordsworth’s I wandered lonely as a cloud, the narrator finds his therapy in the solitude of nature.
The Presentation of Nature in Robert Frost's Poetry Many of Robert Frost's poems contain the vital ingredient of 'nature'. Frost uses nature as a metaphor, primarily, in his poems to express the intentions of his poems. He uses nature as a background metaphor in which he usually begins a poem with an observation of something in nature and then moves towards a connection to some human situation. He uses rural landscapes, homely farmers and the natural world to illustrate this human psychological struggle with everyday situations that we seem to experience. Frost uses blank verse in "The Wood-Pile" by using an iambic pentameter.
Robert Frost's Use of Nature in Poetry Robert Frost, an American poet of the late 19th century, used nature in many of his writings. Frost was very observant of nature, he often used it to represent the emotion of his characters in his poetry. I will use "West-Running Brook" and "Once by the Pacific" to demonstrate Frost's use of nature in his writings. Robert Frost was born March 26, 1874 in San Francisco ("American Writers" 150). In 1885, the dying request of his father took Frost back to Massachusetts for the burial.
In a sense, his poetry is about nature, yet with strong underlying tones of the drama of man in nature. Frost himself stated, “I guess I’m not a nature poet,” “ I have only written two without a human being in them (138).” Marion Montgomery’s critical essay plays with the epitaph that Frost proposes for himself in The Lesson for Today: “I have a lovers quarrel with the world.” Montgomery says, that the lovers quarrel is Frost’s poetic subject, and states, “throughout his poetry there is evidence of this view of mans’ existence in the natural world (138). The essay examines how Frost’s attitude toward nature is one with armed and amicable truce and mutual respect interwoven with boundaries of the two principles, individual man and the forces of the world. But the boundaries are insisted upon. The critical essay examines how Frost’s direct addresses of nature are often how man is essentially different from objects and features of nature.