Alienation In Three Poems By Robert Frost

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Outcasts

An Analysis of Themes of Alienation in Three Poems by Robert Frost

Mike Birbiglia, an American actor and filmmaker once said, “Alienation, I suppose, cannot be hackneyed because it will always exist.” It is always interesting to hear what others think an outcast is. To some, and outcast is someone who does not dress nice or smell good all the time, while to others an outcast is a person who is shy and quiet. Outcast have been around since the beginning of civilization. In ancient times they were called untouchables, in medieval times they were called beggars, but now they go by many names. Some think social class defines the weakest in society; but just because someone is not the same as most, he or she does not deserve to be treated as less than. Robert Frost, one of the most famous American poets, is constantly referred to as someone who described alienation in his poetry. He knew exactly how to develop a clear separation of people within a society in many different ways. Robert Frost demonstrated his views on alienation in three key poems.

In, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost clearly outlines what alienation is when one cannot do what pleases him or her. In this story, a man and his horse are traveling on a long journey through the woods where it has just snowed. This man so badly would like to stay and watch the snowfall; the poem reads, “To watch his woods fill up with snow, My little horse must think it queer to stop without a
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