Analysis Of Robert Frost 's ' Home Burial And The Death Of The Hired Man '

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THESIS STATEMENT Robert Frost, an American poet during the Nineteenth Century, Modernist Era, displayed the issues of realism through his life issues of death and spousal relations through his poems: “Home Burial” and “The Death of the Hired Man”. INTRODUCTION Robert Frost’s inspiration for his poetry derived from much of his life and the historical events that surrounded him. American literary critic, Harold Bloom wrote in his Bloom’s Major Poets, “Robert Frost is one of the major American poets…in the Nineteenth century” (9). Frost portrayed the Nineteenth century: Modernist Era, with his realistic illustrations of rural life and his understanding of American idiomatic speech. He depicted the time period, as a significant time of modernism, influenced by the emotions of his personal struggles. “The Modernist impulse is fueled in various literatures by industrialization and urbanization and by the search for an authentic response to a much-changed world…modernism as a literary movement is typically associated with the period after World War I” ("Modernism | Art”). Frost was perceived as a poet during a period when modernism was predominant. “Frost came of age during a time when Modernism was the dominant movement in American and European literature…” (“Frost”). This was the perspective for his poems “Home Burial” and “The Death of the Hired Man”. ROBERT FROST: A SHORT BIOGRPAHY Frost’s life began on March 26, 1874 in San Francisco, California. His parents were Isabella
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