Critical Analysis on Robert Frost

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Luis Torres
May 22, 2012
Critical Analysis Essay
“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.” This is one of many quotes by Robert Frost. He defied his quote in all of his poetry. Robert Frost surely had something to say to the world and he delivered his message through all of his great works. Throughout his poems Robert Frost uses imagery to develop strong pieces of literature. His imagery appeals further then our senses; he develops a poem which is filled with deep meaning, a poem which captures feelings and beliefs. In his poems Frost also uses nature to represent several things in his poems. Once understood the poem becomes a much better experience for the reader. His poems, once read, become wonderful works which will stay with you forever. “The ambiguity Frost finds in nature becomes a metaphor for the ambiguity he finds in the Human experience” (1). This exposes us to one of Frosts my ideas on nature. He believes that nature is uncertain, unclear, and spontaneous. He makes a direct connection with this to humans, we, like nature, are unpredictable. In his poem Birches he uses the little boy playing in the trees to show the human experience and how it correlates with nature, in his poem Stopping by the Woods he uses the narrator just the same. Birches exposes us to a child who wishes to ‘capture’ the trees, “Frost may be suggesting that the boys need to subdue and conquer the trees points to the destructive side of human nature”(1). In Stopping by Woods something similar is shown; “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……. The woods are lovely dark and deep…” This is a direct quote from Frosts poem, in these stanzas (this is an excerpt from stanza 2 and 4) one can draw many...
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