Case Study on Robert Frost
From the later 1800’s (1874) to the middle 1900’s (1963), Robert Frost gave the world a window to view the world through poetry. From “A Boy’s Will” to “Mountain Interval,” he has explored many different aspects of writing. Giving us poems that define hope and happiness to poems of pure morbid characteristics; all of Robert Frost’s poems explain the nature of living. But why does Frost take two totally different views in his poems? Is it because of his basic temperament or could it be that his attitude towards life changed in his later years?
Throughout the life of Robert Frost, many different kinds of struggles where manifested in his life that hampered his every thought. Some say that Frost went from a “bright and sunny day” to “a dreary night.” But even with all of the animosities that plagued his life, Robert Frost evolved to become one of America’s greatest poets.
Frost’s poems were not respected in the United States at the time that he first began writing. But after a brief stay in England, Frost emerged as one of the most extraordinary writers in his time. Publishing A Boy’s Will and North Of Boston, Frost began his quest.
In the book A Boy’s Will, Frost writes poems of hope and beauty. “Love and a Question,” illustrates the optimistic view of a bridegroom trying to help a poor man. He thinks that he should help him, but not knowing if he can. His heart shows compassion but his minds shows logic. The conclusion of this poem shows not true ending, but leaves the reader in a state of imagining what was to happen to the poor man.
So much of the true Frost can be seen in his poem, “The Vantage Point” (A Boy’s Will). In these verses, Frost reveals his basic interests – mankind and nature. What’s more, he clearly exposes his strategy of immersing himself in nature until...
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