The Psychology of Robert Frost’s Nature Poetry Robert Frost’s nature poetry occupies a significant place in the poetic arts; however, it is likely Frost’s use of nature is the most misunderstood aspect of his poetry. While nature is always present in Frost’s writing, it is primarily used in a “pastoral sense” (Lynen 1). This makes sense as Frost did consider himself to be a shepherd. Frost uses nature as an image that he wants us to see or a metaphor that he wants us to relate to on a psychological level. To say that Frost is a nature poet is inaccurate.
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There are three main things that account for Robert Frost’s poetry. In his poems, he uses familiar subjects, like nature, people doing everyday things and simple language to express his thoughts. His poems might be easy to read by some, but not necessarily east to understand. It is not hard to see through his poems, how deeply moved he is by the Earth. In many of Frost’s poems about nature, he recognizes the beauty of nature, but is also confused and sometimes saddened by its continuous change.
Jack London's To Build a Fire In his short story entitled "To Build a Fire," Jack London portrays a bitter conflict between man and nature. The nature in this story is the harsh environment of the Yukon Trail. London chose to use nature as the antagonist, almost as a force working against the main character in his struggle for survival. London accomplished this personification of nature by giving the environment many human characteristics, by creating numerous things going wrong that really should not have happened, and by foreshadowing the protagonist's fate all throughout the story. The author used such a struggle with man versus nature in many of his stories.
We have to dig it in to interpret the possible meanings. The woo... ... middle of paper ... ... speaker is actually in dilemma and has decided to go home and leave the beautiful inviting scenery. He has to go back to the civilization and society because he has responsibilities to be filled. Horse that was mentioned earlier could be the representation of the civilization as it is the newest thing to society’s agent at this place and time. The woods give the feeling of wildness, madness, the pre-rational but they have their own attractions such as restful seductive, lovely, dark and deep.
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.
All of Frost’s poems are a little different, but in the end they all come back to the same end point, nature. “Robert Frost was one of America’s greatest nature poets. Not only did he take most of the subjects for his poems from nature, but he chose the relationship between humanity and nature to be his ruling theme” (Bell 223). Frost uniquely combines the darkness and the light of nature to show the so many different sides of nature itself.