Robert Frost: A Poet To Remember Essay

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Robert Frost was one of America's leading 20th-century poets and a four-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. He has been an inspiration to many young writers and aspiring poets. Although he lived through a troubled and tragic life, Frost was able to express his unique view of nature and the world around him in the delicate art of poetry. His direct and easy-to-read poems made him one of the most recognized poets in the country. Robert Frost had the ability to make his poems accessible to anyone reading them. His use of everyday vocabulary and traditional form of poetry made it easy for readers, although translating them is not as easy. Robert Frost's poems are very connotative in nature, making them very profound to read. Frost…show more content…
A person who thinks more metaphorically might think, perhaps he is speaking of death. How he would love to stop and just wait it out, but he has promises, and things he must fulfill before he can let go. Frost used metaphors constantly, in most of his poetry. The above is only one example, there are many in just the one poem, ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening'. His later poems were simpler, but still held to their metaphoric brothers. Frost wrote many of his best poems on several levels of meaning. He often described a natural setting with beautiful seasonal imagery connections to human beings through them. There would be a literal meaning and a deeper, more profound, meaning. Many of his poems were parables: simple stories which are meant to remind the reader of something else- perhaps more spiritual or psychological. Frost often cautioned the reader, "Don't press the poem too hard." He said, "The real meaning is the most obvious meaning." He was not a poet of obscuration. He believed a good poem did not require footnotes. Wordplay was very important to Frost, along with form and structure, but for the reader to need to stop and try to define a word, there was a chance the reader could miss the meaning of the poem. Robert Frost would not allow his poetry to be misunderstood or misread because of the use of a

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