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.
“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. 1-4).The author capitalizes the first word in every one of his lines. While rhyming the first two lines, not the third, the author connects the last line in rhyming rhythm with his first two lines. This is not true for the rest of the
Whether he wrote about woods, milkweed, apple-picking, fire and ice, or rolling hills Robert Frost stands out among poets with his descriptive use of nature with its beauty and splendor. These images hold in a reader's mind and are hard to forget. In many of the works of Robert Frost, you can see the use of nature to convey emotions and thoughts. Not only does Frost use nature to convey images and emotions, but he allows for nature to take its place in the human world around him. Frost's nature poetry is closely related to his pastorlism (Lynen), but unlike most pastoralists, Frost includes nature.
The strain is to the formal regularity and not to the sound of the poem which, for Frost, comes first. (Sparknotes). In the beginning of ” The Wood-Pile poem”, the writer is walking along a frozen swamp. He is contemplating going back but decides to continue walking and see where he go's. The writer believes think that walking away would have given him life... ... middle of paper ... ... life and how it has been touched by death.
Robert Frost was from the city but writes about nature in a way of bringing about more complex emotional and intellectual concepts. He takes things from nature and makes it comparable to the things that people feel or may think about. He writes about it to make the people think reflect and so they may see the beauty of nature. A lot of his poems reflect back on his life and what he has done in the past. He uses imagery a lot throughout his poems as well and writes about New England and its beauty.
Therefore, William Wordsworth uses figurative language and syntax and form throughout the poem to express to the readers the peace and beauty of nature, and to symbolize the adventures that occurred in his mental journey. Figurative language is used by William Wordsworth to show the exchange between man and nature. The poet uses various examples of personification throughout the poem. When the poet says:”I wandered lonely as a cloud” (line 1),”when all at once I saw a crowd” (line 3), and “fluttering and dancing in the breeze” (line 6) shows the exchange between the poet and nature since the poet compares himself to a cloud, and compares the daffodils to humans. Moreover, humans connect with God through nature, so the exchange between the speaker and nature led to the connection with God.
Frost uses symbolism of nature and incorporates that symbolism into everyday life situations. The speaker in the poems vary, in the poem “The Pasture”, Frost seems to be directly involved in the poem, where as in the poem “While in the Rose Pogonias”, he is a detached observer, viewing and talking about the world’s beauty. Subsequently, the author transfers that beauty over to the beauty of experiences that are achieved through everyday life. Robert Frost’s intricate meanings are stated in such a way that the reader must dwell so much deeper into the poem than one does when one just reads the poem. The poet has a major theme in all of his poems and that theme is nature.
Hardy also uses similes in his style of writing to grasp the reader’s imagination and full attention. An example of his use of similes would be ‘Like strings of broken lyres’ this shows Hardy’s dark unknowingness of what will come of the death of agriculture. The mood of the poem suddenly changes when Hardy’s view on life completely turns around when he sees the Aged Thrush frail, gaunt and small, which is used to portray a figure much like himself through the theme of nature. The thrush is whistling an ‘evensong’ and is just getting on with life and doesn’t think of what may come in the future. This lifts Hardy’s spirit and the poem then starts to create a sense of a calm atmosphere.
Alike the speaker in “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” who has a “promises to keep” (Frost 245), the speaker for “After Apple-Picking” is obligated to finish “the great harvest” (Frost 240). Moreover, the metaphors of both poems share similarities. While the metaphor for “Stopping by Woods on a Snow Evening” is humans are unique for their ability to stop and reflect on the beauty of nature, in “After Apple-Picking” the speaker reflects upon his life and calculates all the missed opportunities, the “two or three / apples I didn’t pick,” and the desire for a release from his work, life, to achieve a “long sleep” (Frost 240). Both metaphors are an example of the human experience as only humans can stop to observe nature, while working for a harvest is a very human
The man is completely devoured by the fog and yet is determined to stay there and hunt. Fog plays a big role in Deliverance as well. Since Deliverance is a novel, unlike a poem, it gives us all the background and details that are essential to grasping the full meaning and idea of what is going on. Ed Gentry has just woken up in his tent, in the woods. He does not want to wake up his buddies so he walks outside and discovers the fog.