Essay on The Silken Tent

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The Silken Tent
By: Robert Frost

Robert Frosts sonnet "The Silken Tent" sets up an analogy between a girl and a silken tent. Before I start to analyze the poem, I will give a brief explanation of what a sonnet is. In the book Literature and It's Writers it gives a great definition on page 750 it explains that a sonnet is short- generally fourteen lines long - and is written in a regular rhyme sequence, it is one of the richest and most durable forms of lyric poetry. The difference between a sonnet and other lyrics of poetry is the way the poet works with its theme. The Silken Tent She is as in a field a silken tent A At midday when a sunny summer breeze B Has dried the dew and all its ropes relent, A So that in guys
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Also, there is an end rhyme occurring at the end of the lines of the poem which puts it in the ABABCDCDEFEFGG form. In line nine there is a pause in the middle of the line that is called a caesura. With words such as gently, strictly, loosely, slightly shows that Robert Frost was using assonance in his poem. When reading this poem you will get a very vivid image of a warm summer morning because of the words "sunny, summer and dried the dew." A girl is in a field running carelessly with a silk dress on that sways as the breeze blows. She is tall and slender as a "cedar pole." Who has a very carefree spirit is "strictly held by none". A girl who is completely at peace because everything in her life is going well "by countless silken ties of love and thought to everything on earth the compass round." In conclusion, Robert Frost uses the form of a sonnet to express his unique visuals of a lady who just lives life for what it has to offer day by day to her best advantages. Using visual and aural imagery to make us understand just how great life can
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