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The Poetry of Robert Frost

Robert Frost's quote embodies poetry's allure and value to society. Frost begins by commenting on the natural appeal of a poem's topic and words. Readers are initially enticed and drawn to the...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2017 1:48 pm UTC

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The Poetry of Robert Frost

It might be best to begin with a famous poem, The Road Not Taken." The entire poem is a metaphor for the decision we make in life which, while they may not seem all that important in the moment,...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2010 5:42 am UTC

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The Poetry of Robert Frost

The span of poet Robert Frost's life (1874–1963) affected his poetry, as both his life and the forms of his poetry embraced both 19th century and more modern 20th century styles. For example, while...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2016 12:40 pm UTC

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The Poetry of Robert Frost

Frost's meaning is revealed in the last two couplets of the aabb ccdd eeff gg rhyme scheme sonnet having two voltas (line 5 and 9) and a paradoxical resolution in the last couplet. There are...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2012 5:24 pm UTC

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The Poetry of Robert Frost

After the initial personification of the farm house as being "averse to square / With the new city street it has to wear / A number in," the brook is also personified as being able to "h[o]ld the...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2018 11:58 am UTC

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The Poetry of Robert Frost

Frost is probably the only twentieth-century poet whose work has actually entered the collective American consciousness. This can be seen in the fact that even people who are not English majors or...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2018 3:00 am UTC

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The Poetry of Robert Frost

"The Bear" is one of Robert Frost's sardonic nature poems that purports to be about flora or fauna but in reality provides satiric commentary upon the nature of humanity. Other poems in this vein...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2019 5:14 pm UTC

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The Poetry of Robert Frost

Robert Frost makes strong use of imagery in the description of a cow that avails herself of apples that have ripened and fallen to the ground. The speaker observes that she has eaten the apples so...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2019 6:52 pm UTC

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The Poetry of Robert Frost

This poem is in the form of a letter written by a tramp who has spent the night in somebody's garden. The tramp leaves a letter for the owners of the house to tell them of the beautiful night sky...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2019 9:37 pm UTC

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The Poetry of Robert Frost

Unlike many of his contemporaries that didn't use regular rhythm and meter, Frost makes wonderful use of those poetic techniques. This is one reason why I think Frost's works are so loved and have...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2019 6:47 pm UTC

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The Poetry of Robert Frost

Robert Frost was not immediately famous; it took him many years of writing poetry to get any notoriety. In fact, when he turned 40 years old, he still had not had a book of his poems published. (He...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2018 7:09 pm UTC

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The Poetry of Robert Frost

"The Housekeeper" was originally published by Robert Frost in a collection entitled North of Boston. Many of the poems, including "The Housekeeper" hinted or included details of a rural setting....

Latest answer posted May 13, 2012 7:56 pm UTC

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The Poetry of Robert Frost

The point Frost is making in "On Looking Up By Chance at the Constellations" is that changes in the night sky happen very infrequently, but changes on Earth are not much more frequent. He...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2012 6:38 am UTC

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The Poetry of Robert Frost

In a skillfully crafted poem verse metrics always relates to the development of the mood of the poem. Thus, how Frost's "Once by the Pacific" is "set up" [sonnet]--which is "structure"--and the...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2012 5:39 pm UTC

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The Poetry of Robert Frost

In each of these beloved poems by Robert Frost, the poet uses nature as an extended metaphor for a part of the human condition—whether emotional, relational, or moral. In "Stopping by Woods on a...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2016 2:18 pm UTC

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The Poetry of Robert Frost

Frost uses several forms of imagery to describe nature. In the first stanza, after setting the poetic persona's action and location ("I go through the mowing field"), Frost applies visual, tactile...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2012 9:10 pm UTC

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The Poetry of Robert Frost

This poem, about an encounter with a peasant over an ax-helve (or handle), is written in a prosaic style, as if it is a plain narrative account of a conversation and a visit. At the same time,...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2018 9:28 pm UTC

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