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Robert Frost Uses Imagery and Analogy in His Poem, Birches Essay

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In “Birches”, Robert Frost uses imagery and analogies as a way of conveying his message. Frost’s use of imagery and analogies are used in the themes of nature, analogies, and imagination. Frost uses imagery throughout the poem to create a vivid image of how he imagines the Birches to be. His use of comparisons enables the reader to view the Birches in numerous perspectives. His use of imagery and metaphors are appealing because they are pragmatic, and create a clear image for the reader. Nature is an important theme in every frost poem. Nature usually symbolizes age or other things throughout Frost’s poems. In lines 5-10 it says, “Often you must have seen them loaded with ice a sunny winter morning after a rain. They click upon themselves…show more content…
It is like when a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly. The caterpillar has to shed it’s cocoon in order to grow and transform, meaning in order to grow or transform into a better person you have to face and overcome battles. That sometimes means that we have to get rid of our old ways and habits as well. In lines 29-33 it says, “ By riding them down over and over again until he took the stiffness out of them, and not one but hung limp, not one was left for him to conquer. He learned all there was to learn about not launching too soon.” In lines 44-48 it says, And life is too much like a pathless wood where your face burns and tickles with the cobwebs broken across it, and one eye is weeping from a twig’s having lashed across it open. I’d like to get away from earth for a while.” Frost’s use of nature in these lines represents life. The trees in lines 29-33 are things in life to take advantage of or conquer, such as, opportunities, goals, accomplishments, battles, and or life itself. In other words to take life by the horns. The key to success is not backing down from the things you want to accomplish in life; however, if you are not patient and rush everything you might just find yourself on the ground. Everything in life will not be easy. Sometimes life knocks you down, and you might end up with a scar, but it made you stronger. Even though you may fail when trying new things you have to get back up. The key to success is
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