Robert Frost Essay

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Natures Theme

     “Nature is always hinting at us. It hints over and over again. And suddenly we take the hint.” This quote was taken from Robert Frost and demonstrates his feelings toward nature. Robert Frost is a well known American poet who draws on nature as the subject of his poems. There are three main things that account for Robert Frost’s poetry. In his poems, he uses familiar subjects, like nature, people doing everyday things and simple language to express his thoughts. His poems might be easy to read by some, but not necessarily east to understand. It is not hard to see through his poems, how deeply moved he is by the Earth. In many of Frost’s poems about nature, he recognizes the beauty of nature,
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Yet, when he turned away from his chores, he realized his world was crumbling around him. His family members grew sick, his children died and, consequently, his marriage grew more distant. As reflective of his personal life, he saw nature as beautiful and full of hope, yet also random and chaotic.
     To a large extent, this contrast is displayed in his writing. In single volumes of his work, poems of nature’s warmth in grace are mere pages away from descriptions of nature’s savagery. It is in his writings, though, where he finds a stable middle ground between the extremes.
     Frost’s poem, “Nothing Gold Can Stay”, portrays the idea of nature being a life force throughout all of time. Nature is constantly showing us her beauty, but he reminds us that from each day to the next, nothing can be a permanent fixture all the time.
          Nature’s first green is gold,
          Her hardest hue to hold.
          Her early leaf’s a flower;
          But only so an hour.
          Then leaf subsides to leaf.
          So Eden sank

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