Imagery in Robert Frost’s “Desert Places”

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English 1102-265
April 19, 2010
Imagery in Robert Frost’s “Desert Places”
Robert Frost, an American poet of the late 19th century, used nature in many of his writings. One of the great examples is the poem “Desert Places” that express feelings of a speaker and the meaning of the entire poem through images of nature. The poem describes two different kinds of desert places and clearly emphasizes the most frightening one. To help readers understand the meaning of “Desert Places”, Frost uses variety of images to create the specific atmosphere and revile the theme.
In the first stanza, the narrator is traveling through the fields covered with snow without stopping. The images of coming evening and falling snow are masterly combined to …show more content…

For example, this line can represent Frost struggling as a poet. Therefore, the meaning of the entire poem is represented in this line. However, others may disagree. They may state that the first three stanzas describe death as a total state of loneliness and emptiness and the meaning of the poem is hidden in the forth stanza. Clearly, every reader can see this poem from the different perspective applying their own experiences for its better

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