The poem Desert Places was written by American poet Robert Frost. The poem uses a sullen tone to describe a snowy field. Frost uses the field is a metaphoric device to express his own internal turmoil. He uses repeatedly uses words such as “lonely” and “absent-spirited” and “indifferent” to obviously show that he feels isolated from any kind of happiness. Frost begins the poem by symbolically combing darkness and snow.
Throughout our life we cross various deserts to find our destiny. The beauty of the poem lies in the conjunction – the meeting point desert outside in the nature with the desert inside. This becomes the focal point of the poem. The dreary opening is indicated by the falling snow and the advancing night. The poet observes the scenario as the snow blankets the earth and the darkness descends on the whole scene.
On the other hand Poe took his life troubles and created negative poems. Maybe Poe just couldn’t let go of the past. There is a difference in tone in these two poems. In “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening”, by Robert Frost the tone is calming and determined. The poem is calming because the man in the poem is riding a horse on a snowy day and he is alone.
In his poems ‘The Road Not Taken’ and ‘Stopping By Woods’ he uses many different poetic devices, such as: metaphors, ironic tone, rhyming stanzas and repetition to communicate his main themes of time passing, decisions and memories. Some similar techniques used by Frost in ‘Stopping By Woods’ and ‘The Road Not Taken’ are repetition and metaphors. The continual use of metaphors in both of these poems adds a certain depth to the poems, another layer of meaning. For example, “And miles to go before I sleep.” This line is the closing line of the poem ‘Stopping By Woods’, it may seem like the persona is talking about the length he has to travel before he can rest or before he reaches his destination, but this last line is repeated. This repetition reinforces Frost’s metaphoric connotations of sleep for death, linking this to the main things the persona has to do before he dies.
The poem tends to lean towards a light, soft, whisper evoking tone. By the end of the second stanza you can almost feel the hesitation. “My little horse must think it queer, to stop without a farm house near,” adds to the tone by showing the confusion of the horse. In the fourth stanza, the woods become alive. You can now picture yourself, slowing to a stop in the midst of a slow snow fall between a frozen lake and woods, hearing the horse snort and tug at the reins to show its unease, feeling the wind blow tiny flakes onto your face.
Grandmother was wanting to make a school teacher out of Janie's mother. Janie found out that a school teacher rapped her mother so she never met her father either. Janie's mother was seventeen, when she was pregnant with Janie. After Janie was born, Janie's mother took to drinking a lot. Janie's grandmother raised Janie since she was born, grandmother says "Maybe it wasn't much, but Ah done de best Ah kin by you.
In Alice Walker’s short story “Everyday Use” is about a girl named Dee that is going to college and she comes home once in awhile. When she goes home she expects her mom and Maggie to give her almost anything she wants. Dee also changed her name to Wangero Leewanika Kemanjo because she was trying to get into her heritage and she wanted her mom’s churn top that her Uncle Buddy hand carved and then she wanted her grandma and Aunts hand stitched quilts but her mom wouldn’t let her have those because she told Maggie she could have them when she gets married. In “Everyday Use” is mostly about heritage, but it also has another meaning which is about the mother-daughter relationship. How does the mother-daughter relationship help play a role
Examine the ways in which Frost explores ideas about loneliness and isolation in three poems you have studied. Robert Frost, an infamous poet best known for his original poetic technique, displays a reoccurring idea or theme of loneliness and isolation throughout many of his published works. The ways in which Frost represents and symbolizes ideas of solitude and desolation in poems are somehow slightly or very different. Loneliness and isolation are illustrated through Frost’s use of the dark night as well as depression in “Acquainted With the Night”, the objects the speaker encounters in “Waiting”, and the sense of abandonment and death in “Ghost House.” To begin with, the understanding of loneliness and desolation is identified through the use of the dark night in one of Frost’s most popular poems, “Acquainted With the Night.” Briefly, this poem revolves around a lonely speaker who is endlessly taking a walk beyond the city he or she lives in but is not able to locate anything or anyone that would comfort the speaker in his or her stage of depression. Loneliness and isolation are actually two of the crucial themes associated with this poem.
The narrator feels lonely for unknown reasons. Robert Frost uses the scenery in “Desert Places” to describe the emotions of an abandoned and isolated person. Frost uses two types of imagery, visual and auditory, to convey the narrator’s sense of loneliness. In the first stanza, Frost uses visual imagery. He first tells the reader that since “the night is falling fast”, it is almost nighttime (1).
My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year. He gives his harness bells a shake To ask if there is some mistake. The only other sounds the sweep Of easy wind and downy flake. The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep. Summary: On the surface, this poem is simple.