Robert Frost's Use of Nature and Love

3230 WordsDec 9, 201213 Pages
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference” (Frost 697). Robert Frost was a unique writer of the twentieth century. In his poems “Nothing Gold Can Stay”, “Birches”, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, “Fire and Ice”, “Mending Wall”, and “After Apple-picking”. Robert Frost explores the theme of nature and the human emotion love. Robert Frost is considered a humanist and is one of the most well-known American poets. Robert Frost died in 1963, at the age of eighty-eight. However his poetry is still legendary. Frost earned the Pulitzer Prize a record four times. Although Frost never graduated from college, more than forty colleges and universities have presented him with…show more content…
The birches are described in such awe, that the readers can easily picture them and hear them click. There is also figurative language that is being used though out the poem. There is a simile in line nineteen, where the speaker likens the birch trees, trailing their leaves on the ground to girls drying their hair in the sun. “Years afterwards, trailing their leaves on the ground/Like girls on hands and knees that throw their hair/Before them over their heads to dry in the sun” (Frost 655). Another simile is in lines forty-four and forty-five, “It’s when I’m weary of considerations/And life is too much like a pathless wood” (Frost 656). The speaker compares life to a pathless wood with no direction. There are many references throughout this poem to natural images like birches, leaves, rain, ice, and the sun. Bloom recognized Frost for his imagery and style of nature writing: “In both his nature poems and his pastorals the poet portrays average human experience by projecting it into a world remote and distinct. Nature, as Frost conceivers it, is really a kind of wild-life Arcadia, and in writing of scenery and animals he uses it in much the same way he uses the mythical rural New England in his pastorals (39).” Another nature poem that Frost is famous for is Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. Much of it’s enduring popularity is due to how readily it lends
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