The Imagery Of Nature In Robert Frost's Poetry

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Robert Frost, a poet that mastered the imagery of nature through his words. Such vivid details compressed in a few stanzas explains the brilliancy of his writing. He was born on March 26, 1874, in San Francisco. By the 1920s, he was the most celebrated poet in America; with his fame and honor increasing as well. His poems created themes like nature, communication, everyday life, isolation of the individual, duty, rationality versus imagination, and rural life versus urban life. The most controversial theme of this poems is nature and if his poems have a dark side in them. Readers can easily be guided to the fact that his poems are centered on nature; however, it is not. Frost himself says, "I am not a nature poet. There is almost a person in…show more content…
Frost uses nature as a reflection of human experiences; just like humanity it can have seasons and life cycles. He uses different scenes to depict a certain mood for readers to step into the psychological happening of a man. The idea of how seasons change, Frost compares it through the life cycles that humans encounter. Contrary to popular opinion, I believe that nature is not Frost’s central theme in his poetry; it is about the relationship that man has with nature in which can be seen from “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, “The Road Not Taken”, and “An Old Man’s Winter Night.”
“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” examines the relationship between the narrator and his surroundings. It appears as if the narrator admits a close personal connection with nature that can be viewed as irrational to the rest of the people. The narrator meets a horse for who he is sorry for being in the dark along. This horse being abandoned is without food and water. He is exhibiting his humanism and for his love for animals as well. A meaning behind the horse can be is that horse are domesticated animals. Being an animal, it is a part
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