To understand any poet you have to delve into the mind of that poet to understand there poems and there is one poet particularly that i am focusing on and that man is Mr Robert frost, born in San Fransisco year 1896 he engaged, married and had a son to Enlinor white at the age of 22,three years later both his mother and son past away. in 1912 he moved to england with his wife and his first book was published in 1913 tittled "A Boys Will" and you can assume from this tittle that he almost could be referring to his son , obviously not old enough to actually have a will, Robert made one never the less , this is just one of many ways he connects his life with his poetry and demonstrates his play on words .
In 1938 his wife passes on due to illness, so now we have a ruff outline on the hardships and experiences to help guide us through one of his poems . Take "stopping by the woods on a snowy evening" at first glance you cannot really see that there is much going on in this particular poem but as you trace back though the history of his life . You can piece together what the words in the stanzas represent in his life . He likes to use symbolism in every thing he writes about often reffering to nature because it is something we can all relate to, so he can open the door of imagination and play with the reader response theory, that every one draws there own conclusion. so we take the poem "stopping by the woods on a snowy evening" and look for a deeper meaning. You would find that the woods represent his mind and that he isn't with it, at the moment because he is mind is fill up with thoughts(snow) of his son , because it is the anniversary of his son's death "darkest evening of the year" , when i first found this deeper meaning i was astonished that all these symbols made so much sense, and once you analyse numurous poems it is typical of Robert Frost to use these roads in life that he had to take as a muse to base all of his works on , Your positive...
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