Robert Frost Analysis

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Robert Frost is one of the most honored poets in America. Originally Frost poetry was published in England before it was in America. Frost’s poetry is known to be often dark and symbolize the universe through nature. Robert Frost’s “Design” questions the creation for the death of a moth. Countee Cullen “Yet do I Marvel” is a superior poem that many African-Americans could relate to in the 1920’s. Cullen was an important figure of the Harlem Renaissance. He is known for his poetry, fiction, and plays. In this poem, Cullen struggles to understand his purpose. Both poets do not understand the possibility of life and look up to God for answers.
Frost takes us down memory lane of an odd image he once saw, and Cullen rips a page out of his diary and shares it with us. One night, Frost witness the death of a moth. This involves a white moth, white spider, and a white heal-all flower. According to Frost, it is “Like the ingredients of a witches’ broth- “(Line 6). Wickedness and purity blended together resulting in a tragic outcome. This tragedy leaves the author searching for answers such as “What had that flower to do with being white” (9). A flower that is usually blue and so pure was the component of an awful sight. How could God allow this innocent creature to become prey? A spider disguised as a virtuous flower manipulates the moth’s judgment of its safety. Could God have taken his time to create such a discomforting image the author wonders?
Cullen expresses

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