In "Tree At My Window," by Robert Frost.

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In "Tree At My Window," Robert Frost addresses a tree growing outside of his bedroom window with these words: "But tree...You have seen me when I slept, ... I was taken and swept / And all but lost. / That day she put our heads together, / Fate had her imagination about her, / Your head so much concerned with outer, / Mine with inner, weather." In these lines Frost conveys several emotions and themes that infiltrate many of his works. These common themes include darkness, nighttime, isolation, inner turmoil and the premonition of death. It is through these recurring images that we are able to glimpse into Robert Frost's life, and see how greatly his life effected his poetry.

Robert Frost endured many emotional hardships in his life. Some
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It was during this time of transporting his family back to America that Frost wrote "The Road Not Taken."

In "The Road Not Taken," Frost speaks of "Two a yellow wood" and the decision that he must make in choosing one path over the other. He "looked down one as far as I could / To where it bent in the undergrowth...Then took the other, as just as fair," and scrutinized its possibilities and potential in comparison to the first road. He eventually comes to a decision, deciding to "[keep] the first for another day! / Yet knowing how way leads on to way, / I doubted if I should ever come back." But is he satisfied with his decision? Of course not! "I shall be telling this with a sigh / Somewhere ages and ages hence: / Two roads diverged in a wood and I - / I took the one less traveled by, / And that has made all the difference." He is not satisfied with his decision, as is made apparent when he says that he will be "telling this with a sigh" somewhere in the future. However, one does not have to be satisfied with their decision to accept it. Choosing the "road less traveled by" "has made all the difference" in his life, but Frost does not specify that his choice was the one that produced the best possible outcomes in his life.

Many of Frost's poems concern his future and making decisions that will effect the rest of his life. The poem "An Old Man's Night" was first published at the
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