Analysis of Robert Frost´s Poem Out, Out Essay

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Robert Frost’s poem “Out, Out –“ is about a boy who has his arm sawed off during work and asks his sister not to let the doctor amputate his arm, he then realizes he’s lost too much blood and then dies while doctors try to save him. After his death everyone else continues on with their work and lives. Frost uses a lot of end-stopped lines, enjambment, repetition and personification among others in his lines of poetry.
Frost uses a lot of end-stopped lines and enjambment in the lines of his poem. Both have an effect on the way the poem is read by the readers. The lines which use end-stops can be found throughout the beginnings of the poem.
“And from there those that lifted eyes could count/ Five mountain ranges one behind the other/
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Robert Frost’s poem “Out, Out –“ is about a boy who has his arm sawed off during work and asks his sister not to let the doctor amputate his arm, he then realizes he’s lost too much blood and then dies while doctors try to save him. After his death everyone else continues on with their work and lives. Frost uses a lot of end-stopped lines, enjambment, repetition and personification among others in his lines of poetry.
Frost uses a lot of end-stopped lines and enjambment in the lines of his poem. Both have an effect on the way the poem is read by the readers. The lines which use end-stops can be found throughout the beginnings of the poem.
“And from there those that lifted eyes could count/ Five mountain ranges one behind the other/ Under the sunset far into Vermont.”
The end-stopping of the lines flow with how the reader would naturally say the lines, making the pauses at the end that we would normally read or speak it as also slowing down the pace of the poem. The description of the setting creates a quiet and peaceful atmosphere and is beautifully portrayed, in contrast to the work going on around. When the work and accident of the boy begin Frost adds more enjambments.
When the interaction between the boy and saw begin Frost uses enjambments which creates a quick pace, opposite of the end-stopped lines. This creates a more animated dialogue with the reader. Where the end-stops are read smoothly, the enjambments give the lines momentum as the readers are taken