An Old Man's Winter Night

920 Words Feb 24th, 2018 4 Pages
Frost’s metaphors are used in the themes of nature, isolation, and symbolism. Throughout the poem he uses analogies to enable the reader to view his work from numerous perspectives. His comparisons allows the reader to envision the oncoming death of the speaker. Frost’s analogies appeals to the reader because they are very pragmatic. Nature plays a huge role in every poem written by Frost. Nature is displayed numerous times throughout this poem. In lines 1-3 it says “All out of doors looked darkly in at him through the thin frost, almost in separate stars, that gathers on the pane in empty rooms.” There is lots of nature displayed throughout this poem, frequently demonstrated in the form of personification. Also in lines 18-20 it says, “ He consigned to the moon, such as she was, so late-arising, to the broken moon as better than the sun in any case for such a charge, his snow upon the roof, his icicles along the wall to keep;” All throughout this poem death is foreshadowed. In lines 1-3 it says “All out of doors looked darkly in at him through the thin frost, almost in separate stars, that gathers on the pane in empty rooms.” Nature is personifying death in these lines. The old man does not want to die yet, but death is looking right in at him and he cannot keep it away. Death is approaching the old man. There is also lots of imagery displayed in this line. The…
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