Robert Frost 's Poetry Style

1228 WordsAug 10, 20175 Pages
Many poets have shaped the writing style of modern day poetry a bit, but few have done so much as Robert Frost has in the ways of influencing today’s poetry. A man widely renowned and respected in America, Frost used his shockingly modern writing style to help pave a path for the poems of the future. By analyzing this great poet, one can only hope to discover the true, raw meaning of the written words that have had a lasting impact on the views and, more importantly, on the world of poetry. This essay will explain how Robert Frost used his modernistic writing, his poem’s philosophical nature, and his avid -albeit beautiful- descriptions of life and all its whims. All of this to break the mold of classical poetry writing, and to begin…show more content…
This poem is called The Silent Tent. The most noted and revered line in this poem is actually the first, “She is as in a field a silken tent”. This signifies the fact that Frost chose to compare Kay (the woman he fell for) to a silken tent. Frost may have chosen for the tent to be silk to express the soft beauty of Kay; after all, silk is normally described as beautiful, soft, and smooth. As the poem The Silken Tent goes on, the metaphors become complex and more and more are tangled within one another. This can symbolize how, as time went on, Frost’s love for Kay, as well as their relationship, became more and more complicated. Frost uses ropes as a way to express that Kay is tied down by her duties, but he then goes on to say that all of the cords are “loosely bound”. In the last line of the poem, Frost explains that marriage is like a form of bondage. When married, a person is bound religiously, socially, and legally. However, Frost states that it is only a slight amount of bondage, showing that Kay’s marriage wasn’t constricting or strict. Lastly, by using light weather (such as “sunny summer breeze” and “summer air”) in this particular poem, Frost evokes a feeling of happiness, signifying that Kay was a happy woman. Sharing this poem with the world, in its most romantic and personal form, took courage, causing even more people to flock towards Frost and his writing. All of
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