Acquainted with the Night by Robert Frost

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"Acquainted with the Night" by Robert Frost is a poem about a person who is well acquainted with the night. In this poem, the author or the speaker explains why he/she is well acquainted with the night. It seems as the poem progresses that the speaker enjoys walks through the night of a city, and that he also enjoys walks in rainy nights. The speaker goes down a sad area of the city were he encounters a watchman were he/she ignores. When the speakers stop because he/she listens to a cry, which he/she believes is for he/she, as is somebody calling for him/her back or telling him/her goodbye. The cry the speaker heard was not for him/her. Toward the end of the poem the speaker ignores the time in a clock in a sky as is was neither…show more content…
The speaker is well acquainted with the night because he spend all his night walking through the night looking for something or somebody he/she lost in the night, and with the knowledge he/she has gain from the night does not need time to tell him/her when the night starts and when does the night ends. Acquainted with the Night By Robert Frost I have been one acquainted with the night. I have walked out in rain – and back in rain. I have outwalked the furthest city light. I have looked down the saddest city lane. I have passed by the watchman on his beat And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain. I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet When far away an interrupted cry Came over houses from another street, But not to call me back or say good-by; And further still at an unearthly height, One luminary clock against the sky Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right. I have been one acquainted with the night Linea 1-3: The night is his only companion, the rain represents sadness. Out walking the furthest city light is all about having no where to turn and walking without having a determined path Line 4-6: He has thought about suicide, he feel alone and has very low self esteem Line: 7-10: He is alone the sound of his feet and footsteps is all he hears. He all of a sudden hears a cry that is not for him, he is alone and no one would ever

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