Together these three words depict the mood of the persona, of in unescapable dejection as a result of low self esteem and a lack of identity. Traditionally, pastoral and romantic poets emphasized a passive relationship with nature, wherein people would achieve understanding and knowledge by observing and meditating, not by directly interacting with the natural world. The stubble is more clearly the hint of man's presence, the aftermath, quite literally, of man's contact with the land, while the weedswhich can exist only in and therefore define a cultivated arearemind us of nature's persistent reclamation of the artificial. Here again we are dealing with two concepts which are related as cause and effect. When the last stanza comes along the reader then finds out that the poem is for sure about the author's own solitude and loneliness. At Kibin, our editors are ready to polish your essay at any time of day or night.
I am not even aware enough to see that I am lonely as well. I have it in me so much nearer home To scare myself with my own desert places. This can also be him analyzing his life and how he reflects from the years he has lived. When it is cold, animals go into their homes and hibernate or to keep warm, they have no other worries than to stay warm. The narrator feels lonely for unknown reasons.
Robert Frost's 1934 poem, Desert Places, speaks on the loneliness and solitude that a person often feels, and relates this loneliness to nature. Frost uses extrememily simple language to form a very complex story. Likewise the night has connotations of darkness, the unknown and of obscured vision that reflects the depression and loneliness that the persona is feeling. Although he spent his early life in California, Frost moved to the East Coast in his early teens and spent the majority of his adult life in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The pattern of the third line not rhyming with the rest symbolizes how pitfalls in life are a part of the human experience and we are going to hit some bumps along the way but life will continue nonetheless. But when the poet-observer comes to understand that he is himself the repository of meaning, he is relocatedor, more properly, he locates himself as definer, namer, potentially as poetand puts himself positively at the center of the universe.
All animals are smothered in their lairs. The fear in the poem is of the former, but the act of the poem is the latter. He is in a depressed state of mind and feels lonely and isolated from the world around him. For instance, since poems are typically short, the analyses are also often short. In my example, I made sure to specify how the rhyme scheme was unusual rather than just leaving it at that. And he is trying not to notice it as much as possible.
Thus, the subject matter, culmination in emotion, difference in detail, and difference in speaker make these two poems perfect for a compare and contrast essay. Choosing a Literary Device or Element To complete your essay topic, you need to choose one or more literary elements the poem uses to point toward the theme you chose. For a longer poetry analysis 3-5 pages , you might want to choose two or three literary devices that explicate your theme. The Poetry of Robert Frost, ed Edward Connery Lathem. This also represents how the speaker cannot express his sadness just as the snow cannot; he is blank as well.
They both fall with such rapidity that the narrator almost misses the effects of the pair on the field he? Is mankind really so desolate and lonely? And he is scared of it. I will note that comments about peoples views being incorrect are inappropriate, i have found all of these interesting and do not believe that any of them are indeed correct as poetry is open to interpretation, plus the comments on spelling are petty. And lonely as it is that loneliness Will be more lonely ere it will be less-- A blanker whiteness of benighted snow With no expression, nothing to express. He participates as he yields the snowy field to the woods, envies the animals in their protective burrows, and feels so absent that he does not even count as part of the scene. He does not run from hi Posted on 2008-01-17 by a guest. All animals are smothered in their lairs. Posted on 2011-01-04 by a guest.
Yes he may be in the woods but he's talking about how lonely he is. Since the annihilation of the identity of the field was earlier accomplished when all signs of its use, its pragmatic definition, were covered, this added touch may strike the reader as gratuitous or insignificant by comparison. The weeds represent those who openly combat isolation and how others view them as inferior for doing so. To help you understand this poem, it is important to learn how to read poetry. Man can eliminate nature, god, or fellow man using this method, though this will leave us to be as lonely and meaningless as the blank spaces that surround the void of infinity. Romanticizing the rural woods of New England creates the perfect setting for the theme of self-discovery laid out and described by the speaker.
Posted on 2008-08-03 by a guest. I am too absent-spirited to count; The loneliness includes me unawares. Physical isolation does not intimidate Frost, but the thoughts that it leads to do scare him, as it spurs him to examine the isolation of himself and his own psyche. The fact that nature is not able to aid in his lonliness, but instead draws more attention to it is dissatisfying. His own isolation is right within him and is a lot worse than physical isolation in the world out there. This poem is talking about his own lonelyness and how he feels empty inside.