Desert Places Essays

  • Frost's Desert Places

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    Desert Places In the poem Desert Places by Robert Frost, the author describes the scenery in which he came across with. It was on a winter day, and the day was turning into a night. As he went across a field, he saw that the ground was almost all covered in snow. But then he noticed a few weeds and stubble on the ground. On the first line, Frost talks about how the night falling fast. This is referring to how fast Frost felt concerning time, which went by fast in real life. At the end of the

  • Robert Frost's Desert Places

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    Frost's Desert Places One of the most monumental poetic works of T.S Eliot is ‘The Waste Land’. The poem emerges as a gigantic metaphor for melancholy, loneliness, solitude- the unavoidable companions of human existence. Similar kinds of feelings are evoked by Robert Frost in ‘Desert Places’. The very title is suggestive of a mood of emptiness. 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

  • Robert Frost's Desert Places and Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

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    Robert Frost's "Desert Places" and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" Robert Frost takes our imaginations to a journey through wintertime with his two poems "Desert Places" and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening". Frost comes from a New England background and these two poems reflect the beautiful scenery that is present in that part of the country. Even though these poems both have winter settings they contain very different tones. One has a feeling of depressing loneliness and the

  • Nature vs. Society in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter

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    and heart had their home as it were in desert places where it roamed as freely as the wild Indian in his woods (1440).” The forrest for Hester was freedom from the “A” that society damned upon her. In the forrest she had the ability to take off the “A” and be her natural self. Chapter 18 states, “She undid her clasp that fastened the scarlet letter and taking it from her bosom through it among the withered leaves (1441).” After taking off the letter in her place of freedom she was clean of society’s

  • Desolation and Loneliness in Robert Frost's The Wood Pile

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    from a "home" that seems little more than an abstraction to him and to us. More a meditation than a dramatic narrative, it offers the soliloquy of a lone figure walking in a winter landscape. It is a desolate scene possessed of the loneliness of "Desert Places." Attention is focused on the activity of consciousness in this isolated wanderer, and nothing characterizes him as a social being or as having any relationships to another person. While the poem has resemblances, again, to Wordsworth's "Tintern

  • The Desert Places by Robert Frost

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    life to be empty and meaningless. In the poem “The Desert Places” by Robert Frost the narrator encounters loneliness and isolation and talks about how it’s affecting his mental well-being negatively. The poem indicates that when individuals gets isolated from others, they compromise their own happiness as they receive the ill-effects of depression and failure to communicate their emotions with others. The main character of the poem “The Desert Places”, the speaker himself talks about his life which

  • A Lonely Attitude: Desert Places

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    emotions and attitude towards life. In Robert Frost’s “Desert Places”, the narrator is standing in the middle of an empty and deserted field. It is snowing and the field is almost looks like a white sheet of snow except for some stubble that is showing through the grass. Around the field is a forest, which is full of animals that are hiding from the cold. The narrator feels lonely for unknown reasons. Robert Frost uses the scenery in “Desert Places” to describe the emotions of an abandoned and isolated

  • Desert Places by Robert Frost And Loneliness

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    feel that his poems often times represent emptiness, loneliness, and despair. The poem "Desert Places" could certainly fall into these categories. Robert Frost was a very successful poet with a wife and loving family which begs the question, "Why would Robert Frost choose to write this poem at this period in his life?" When attempting to answer this question one must first analyze the poem. "Desert Places" is a poem told by a third person observer who initially is focusing on a snowy field. In

  • Analysis of Robert Frost's Desert Places

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    Analysis of Robert Frost's Desert Places Robert Frost's 'Desert Places' is a testament to the harrowing nature of solidarity. By subjecting the narrator to the final moments of daylight on a snowy evening, an understanding about the nature of blank spaces and emptiness becomes guratively illuminated. The poem's loneliness has the ability to transcend nature and drill a hole through the mind of the narrator so that all hope for relationships with man and nature are abandoned. In the first

  • Desert Places Robert Frost Analysis

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    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. He describes both “snow” and “night” “falling fast” so that the reader will see

  • The Theme Of Theme In Desert Places, By Robert Frost

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    One of the themes I noticed is loneliness. The theme of loneliness is when the one of the characters feel the sense of isolation and alone. I noticed this type of theme in various stories such as “Desert Places”. Desert Places is a poem written by Robert Frost. In this story, the setting takes place in a wintry countryside while the narrator is traveling throughout the landscape. In the poem, the narrator was comparing his loneliness to wintry landscape with detailed lines. In the first stanza,

  • Compare And Contrast Desert Places And The Road Not Taken

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    poems, such as Desert Places and The Road Not Taken, have similar themes, patterns, and same intended audiences. The four stanza poem Desert Places is about Frosts’ sad emotions of looking at an empty field covered in snow, which is a metaphor of his own

  • Theme Of Isolation In The Desert Places By Emily Dickinson

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    there is often analytical discussion about what the author’s meaning and purpose for his or her writing. To fully understand the text, it is often helpful to read another poem of a similar theme. This is can be seen when reading Robert Frost 's "Desert Places" (759) and Emily Dickinson 's "I felt a Funeral, in my Brain" (726) together. The two poems use setting to define the theme of isolation but differ in the type of isolation featured. When read together, they present a deeper understanding of the

  • Yuma: Beginning Anew

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    101 November 20, 2013 Yuma: Beginning Anew What do many people typically think when they hear of Yuma, Arizona? The vast majority of people would think that Arizona itself is just a desert region that greatly resembles an old western movie. On the contrary, however, Arizona -especially Yuma-, is a beautiful place that has invaluable history with the Native American tribes in the area and military history going back to WWII with General Patton and his troops with the Yuma Proving Grounds and Yuma

  • The Hydrologic Cycle and Desert Landscapes

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    Introduction This paper is a two-part essay involving the hydrologic cycle and a desert landscape. First, the paper will discuss the hydrologic cycle and apply it to where I live, east Tennessee. Next, the paper will focus on a desert landscape. The discussion will center on how a desert forms as well as the features found within the landscape. Hydrologic Cycle The hydrologic cycle is a process that moves water throughout the Earth’s environment. “In terms of water, the earth is a closed system

  • The Importance of Biomes

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    community of similar organisms that are found in a particular climate zone. There are six biomes of earth found in three climate zones. The three climate zones are called tropical, temperate, and polar climate zones; and the six biomes of earth are deserts, grasslands, temperate deciduous forests, rainforests, taiga, and tundras. [lecture] Biomes are generally differentiated on the basis of the temperature and precipitation that each region receives. Some of these biomes are known for their harsh climates

  • Justice As Desert: Is There Any Such Thing?

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    Justice As Desert: Is There Any Such Thing? ABSTRACT: Philosopher Matthew Lipman, in Social Inquiry, says that there are instances in which 'what one deserves may be specified fairly readily. A sick child deserves medicine, a hungry child deserves food, children deserve an education...' This seems to imply that these are cases in which what one deserves is clear-cut, and only when 'the cases become more complicated' does it become 'progressively more difficult' to determine desert. I would submit

  • Literary Analysis Of Benjamin Alire Saenz's To The Desert

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    experience he or she has faced in their lifetime is the foundation of their poetry. Benjamin Alire Saenz grew up in New Mexico and was a priest for a few years in his life. His poem To the Desert, has a deeper meaning than what is actually being portrayed. Some readers may assume that it is only about living in the desert and adapting to the environment itself. However, that is not quite the case with this solid piece of writing. Throughout the composition of the poem, metaphors, allusions, theme,

  • The English Patient

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    Patient, is a man in an Imperial time and world. The people in this world live by Imperial rules and perpetuate Imperial stereotypes. The film takes place in World War II era Africa, and as the film portrays it, in the mysterious and exotic Sahara desert and in Cairo, Egypt. Count Almasy’s character lives in the desert among imperial explorers and in the desert environment full of natives who bring to life classic stereotypes full of ignorance and white prevalence and power. Ella Shohat and Robert Stam

  • The Influence of Geography and the Environment On the Development of Early Civilization

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    Geography and the environment play a monumental role in the establishment and success of a nearly every civilization. For example, rivers bring water and allow for agricultural development, while mountains or deserts provide for protection and create a barrier. Many things, such as the aforementioned deserts and mountains, can offer both positive and negative influences on the society in question. The climate and amount of rainfall is directly related to the success or failure of crop growing, and thus related