Little Bits of Natural Order

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Little Bits of Natural Order
“The aim in Frost’s poetry is to develop a human act which has meaning in terms of the world man really lives in.” (Baym 722) Robert Lee Frost was an American poet that everyone admired and loved. Frost’s poetry is known for its conventional and plain language. He is a straightforward writer but he also uses figurative language, metaphors, symbols and effective poetic diction. Robert Frost enjoyed capturing natural settings in his poems using imagery of nature and symbolism to convey the deeper meaning within his poetry. Frost is held in high regards for his command of familiar speech through his recognizable poetic voice and his realistic depictions of rural life, which made him a nature poet.

Frost’s poetic voice comes through his descriptions and poetic arrangements: Poet Richard Wilbur notes “He’s a lyric poet for whom the experience of writing is or seems passive.” Poems flow out of Frost with ease to the point that he can sit in one evening and write a masterpiece poem that speaks the beautiful truth about surroundings, nature and man. Frost preferred traditional poetic forms with rhyme and possessed complete knowledge of these traditional forms. The poems came easily and naturally to Frost: “He doesn’t go to the poem. The Poem comes to him. What Frost calls the transition from delight to wisdom” (Wilbur). When first starting out as a poet, the poems do not come easily and seem to be forcefully written. When poets gains their poetic voice they naturally flow from everyday thoughts. Poetic voice can be thought of as the special techniques a poet uses in most of the poems written and is what makes a poet’s writing recognizable. Reading from one Frost poem to another, readers can simply tell they are Frost poems. This experience may . . . start with a happy perception; the thoughts then come and the images then come. There are discoveries and surprises and finally there is a statement and one has arrived at wisdom....
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