The Influences Of Nature And Life In The Life Of Robert Frost

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Robert Frost has been to Europe and back to America due to events occurring his life. During the life of Robert Frost, he has tried to be a farmer, but became a poet later. With the many influences, he had inspiration for writing his poetry. With a few of his major works, they were to be analyzed a little more closely. With the theme of nature and life, he was inspirational to the public and his outdoor poems. Influenced by life events, Robert Frost wrote poems about life and its several changes and turns through the influences of nature. Robert Frost was born in San Francisco, California on March 26, 1874, and lived there for 11 years until the death of his father. After this occurrence, they moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts, and moved in…show more content…
In his life, he loses his father at a young age, giving him a mourning for his disappearance and inspiration for how life has become fragile and to live the best until the time comes. While living in England, he lived there during the Gregorian Age. This would lead to more poems of different inspiration. In further analysis of major works, each poem contains different looks on nature. In “Dust of Snow”, the view is seeing that once the bad that has been experienced is gone, the good will show up later. Once the crow goes away, happiness comes to the observer. Another poem is “The Gift Outright” which is mentioning the land of America. In the lines “To the land vaguely realizing westward,/ But still unstoried, artless, unenhanced,” it describes the land westward that was not intended to be here when looking for another trade route to India(Graham). As it later references
Something we were withholding made us weak
Until we found out that it was ourselves
We were withholding from our land of living,
And forthwith found salvation in
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The theme of nature is relatable to life in a way that when writing about it, it connects with people. The poems that he wrote has many references of nature and his life experiences. In “The Road Not Taken”, he talks about how choosing something that most do not will make the difference on how life is lived. Nature is put in the poem by the paths described as “two roads diverged in a yellow wood” putting life on a journey through a forest and having to make a choice. With the choice of the less taken by others, the one taking the path will experience different than the others on the more common path. The theme of nature and life are inspirational for the audience it is written
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