In the poem "Desert Places" by Robert Frost, who are "They" that can create fear by talking about the emptiness of space, and what are the "desert places" within the speaker that may be compared to the literal emptiness of space?

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Robert Frost is one of the greatest modern poets of American literature. His poems are embedded with thought-provoking symbolism. In the poem "Desert Places," Frost delves into the theme of loneliness and disconsolateness. He uses words such as "falling," "loneliness," "snow," and "absent-spirited" to reinforce the idea of isolation and create vivid imagery of desolation.

The title "Desert Places" has a literal meaning referring to barren places in the environment and a connotative meaning referring to the spiritual wilderness. In the line "They cannot scare me with their empty spaces," the word "they" has multiple meanings and several interpretations. It could refer to scientists or nature in its various forms. In the last stanza, the speaker declares that he is not...

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