In Robert Frost’s poem, “Acquainted with the Night”, there is a sense of melancholic loneliness of which the speaker seems to be content with. The reader sees a glimpse of his perpetual depression on a habitual night time walk. He starts by saying he is “one acquainted with the night” (line 1). He feels a sort of companionship with this time of day. Ironically enough, while most everyone else is asleep and quiet, he feels a sense of belonging. The speaker personifies the city through parallels of his own lonely depression.
“Acquainted with the Night” by Robert Frost dramatizes the conflict that the speaker experiences with the outside world, which has rejected him, or perhaps which he has rejected. The poem is composed of fourteen lines and seven sentences, all of which begin with “I have.” Frost’s first and last line, “I have been one acquainted with the night,” emphasizes what it means for the speaker to be “acquainted with the night” (line 1; 14). The speaker describes his walk in the night as journey, in which he has “walked out of rain—and back in rain” and “outwalked the furthest city light” (line 2-3). Through the depiction of the changing weather conditions, Frost signifies the passage of time, perhaps indicating that the narrator has been on his journey for a lengthy period of time and has traveled through many cities. Furthermore, the imagery of the rain at night creates a forlorn atmosphere in the poem.
Robert Frost is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. In “Acquainted with the Night”, written by Robert Frost, the poems tone and its use of melancholy personification exaggerates the sadness and loneliness of the character in the poem.
"Acquainted with the Night" contains many different poetic devices that help the continuity and theme flourish. Since this poem is a terza rima, it allows the reader to quickly and smoothly operate through the poem. The terza rima rhyme scheme offers a steady rhythm for the reader to follow along. Furthermore, the authors word choice of "saddest city lane," and "dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain," help to convey a facade of melancholiness and depression. However, lines like, "I have walked out in rain--and back in rain," ultimately portray the underlying message of the poem.
A poem can paint a thousand images in one’s mind. The poem, Acquainted with the Night, presents a graphic picture of a lonely, depressed man, who is possibly an insomniac, walking the streets on a sad, rainy night .This poem shows the different emotions that the author goes through in order to cope with heartbreak. The poem is aimed at the world in general, and the themes of depression, loneliness, and sadness prevails across the entire poem. The poem follows the format with 3-line stanzas and a scheme of rhyming aba bcb cdc dad aa. This poem proves that the author is going through turmoil within himself and is struggling as the love of his life has moved on with no trace like a thief in the night. The author starts the Poem off as follows;
In the poem “Acquainted with the Night” by Robert Frost, the speaker sets a tone of loneliness, acceptance, and depression, all throughout the poem. In this poem the speaker surroundings are all distant, he has no family or friends. He walks “down the saddest city lane” (Frost, 1928, 4) feeling helpless but has never found anything to comfort his depression. Leaving the reader a connection and a better understanding of his life. In his poem, “Acquainted with the Night” Frost uses imagery, a metaphor, and irony to illustrate how depression and loneliness affects the speaker.
The experience of darkness is both individual and universal. Within Emily Dickinson’s “We grow accustomed to the Dark” and Robert Frost’s “Acquainted with the Night,” the speakers engage in an understanding of darkness and night as much greater than themselves. Every individual has an experience of the isolation of the night, as chronicled in Frost’s poem, yet it is a global experience that everyone must face, on which Dickinson’s poem elaborates. Through the use of rhythm, point of view, imagery, and mood, each poet makes clear the fact that there is no single darkness that is too difficult to overcome.
In Robert Frost’s poem “Acquainted With The Night” he skillfully gives the reader a new perspective on death. There are several sound devices that make use of in this sonnet. For instance, repetition is used in this poem “I have been one acquainted with the night”. This phrase is said at the beginning and the closing of the poem. Another sound device in “Acquainted With The Night” is the rhyme scheme which is ABA, BCB, CDC, DD. Therefore, this sonnet uses several sound devices to give the reader a new perspective on death.
The two poems “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening” and “Acquainted with the Night” written by Robert Frost are very similar to each other because of the simplistic form of language used and the uses of metaphors. When we first read the poem, it looks like an ordinary poem but once we go in depth and understand the meaning, it becomes so much more. Both of the poem has a very dark, gloomy and lonely setting with a really mysterious tone. There are different metaphors used in each poem to symbolize death; “Sleep” in “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening” and “Night” in “Acquainted with the Night.” The characters in the two poem are both in a journey and has come
Ready Player One hits some of the same situations as in the holocaust or for the book that we read “Night” like taking people spread out over a good area and combining them into a small dense area. They both also touch on the topic of how when someone is killed or something is blown up now one raises an eyebrow or if they do no one does anything about it.
I went Into Elie Wiesel 's Night having read the book in various stages in my life. It seems to follow me through my schooling years. In junior high I read it in standard English class, just like any other book I would have read that year. In high school I read it for a project I was creating on World War II, looking at it from a more historical approach. Being a firsthand account of concentration camps made it a reliable source of historical information. But during previous times when I was reading, I never thought to take a look at it from a theological point of view. Doing so this time really opened my eyes to things and themes I hadn 't noticed during previous readings.
Although loneliness usually has a negative connotation, Robert Frost’s poem “Acquainted with the Night” argues that loneliness can be a positive aspect in life. Additionally, the point of view and repetition in the poem contributes in enforcing the main idea of the poem, which is loneliness.
It truly is surprising how a person can change so drastically over a series of events. People can be made into monsters over the murder or death over a loved one for example. Or can be turned to a person of great faith when they were an atheist. This is what happened to Elie and was one of the main conflicts of the story, “Night”. As you can see in the book he loved going to his mosque and his love of God, however, as the story went on his faith slowly deteriorated and crumbled away even though he fought hard to keep it. This can happen to the best of people and there is no way to control it unless you are strong with your beliefs.
After reading the book “Night” I wanted to know why people try to put others down to make them feel better about themselves. I’m writing this paper because I don’t like that people are stereotypical and racist. This topic doesn’t really interest me, it just makes me curious as to why people are like this. Did something happen to them to make them hate on others? Are they just like that? Reading about the holocaust and how they were treated really made me want to why people treat others like that. In “Night” all the prisoners are treated as if they aren’t human, they’re treated like animals and I don’t know why the officers try to dehumanize them for their race but it is really sad. The prisoners had to run miles after not eating for
The poem's structure consists of four stanzas. The first, second, and third stanza follow an abcc rhyme scheme, and the last stanza follows an aabb rhyme scheme. A the reader progresses through each stanza, it is seen that the narrator's dissatisfaction of her confinement