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One can only marvel at the grandeur of nature and its influence upon every aspect of the universe. The irony is that nature wears many different masks, for at times nature is kind, gentle, and giving; while, in an instant, it can turn harsh, unforgiving, and unrelenting. One phenomenon that is certain, though, is that nature is continually teaching new and old lessons with regard to life and survival. Robert Frost was an extremely insightful man who recognized the lessons of nature and was able to articulate his thoughts about nature and life through his works. These thoughts were sometimes bittersweet, sometimes ironic, or could be simple reflections regarding his surroundings. One can, also, see autobiographical details in Frost’s works, for he suffered devastating losses during his lifetime. These include the untimely deaths of his sister, two of his children, and his wife (Seidman 465-467). Even though he knew the soul’s depths of psychic despair, he was capable of delighting in birch trees ‘loaded with ice a sunny winter morning’. While memorializing the rural landscape, vernacular, culture, and people of New England in his traditional verse and style, his works have proven to transcend the boundaries of time. Human nature, as with nature itself, is both beautiful and often an exercise of contradictions. Frost’s works reflect the metaphysical significance and modern exploration of this beauty and contradiction. Even though he has critics, millions of readers throughout the world have found comfort, tranquility, and profound insight and meaning in his poetry. His works have inspired numerous contemporary authors, poets, musicians, and playwrights. Hopefully this creative style will continue throughout eternity, for his works are thought provoking, motivating, and extremely insightful from the life of which he lived.
Robert Lee Frost (named after Southern General Robert E. Lee) was born on 26 March 1874 in San Francisco, California to Isabelle

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