The connection between their present self and their childhood is represented by symbols used in the poems. Frost contemplates upon the idea of appearance versus reality through looking back at his childhood memories. His work shows a characteristics of recognition of the reality from the transience of happiness he experienced as a boy. To illustrate, a frost is used to symbolize the direct and physical relationship with nature when he was a boy. The poem describes the frost “turn many-color...
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... of the poets works differently to influence in shaping their characteristics and perspectives of life. Frost draws line against the realm of wonders of nature as he separates himself from the transcendence through nature to the reality of civil society he lives in. Wordsworth, on the other hand, actively involves himself with nature to experience the spiritual wellness from the nourishment of nature. In essence, similar memory can provide different impression to a mind. It depends on how a mind approaches to encounter the memory and how it is going to interpret memory to his/her personality. The function of memory is a journey to revisit their mind to take some time to have self-examination. Therefore, their exploration of their childhood memories develops their relationships with nature, and the spiritual transcendence from the association with the natural world.
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