And the wonderful rhyme, almost incongruous in its cleverness: They cannot scare me with their empty spaces Between stars - on stars where no human race is. Even still, he believes his location is irrelevant to God, who ultimately listens no matter what. One common interpretation of the poem about assertion of individualism, where the speaker is taking the road not traveled so that he can assert his individualism, is a nice interpretation. It's tightly controlled, terse, and deep. I am too absent-spirited to count; The loneliness includes me unawares. For Wordsworth, and for many subsequent romantic writers including Emerson, the analogy between states of mind or dispositions of the spirit and the sympathetic universe was uplifting because it implied, or rather presupposed, an active positive alliance, a radical continuity, through God, between man and nature.
The poem takes place on a winter morning in the woods with icy white birch trees scattering the landscape. Also, a human has to worry about being lonely in the world whereas animals often are lonely hunters and the fact of loneliness seems not to bother them. This is referring to how fast Frost felt concerning time, which went by fast in real life. Robert Lee Frost was born in San Francisco, California, on March 26, 1874. Although it was definitely not an uplifting type of poem, it did represent the fact that life goes on despite anything that makes us feel like we will never be happy again. I have it in me so much nearer home To scare myself with my own desert places.
Cary Nelson and Bartholomew Brinkman. I think that the snow might represent conformity or most likely, death. The woods around it have it--it is theirs. They cannot scare me with their empty spaces Between stars-on stars where no human race is. Nature is represented as the creative force that breeds the nothingness. Your assertion that Robert Frost is a terrifying poet has been made very clear, and I liked your idea of analyzing the poem by stanzas.
The speaker is strong enough to endure his depressed loneliness and will continue to endure life through and through. Towards the end of the poem, the reader may feel as though he knows how the speaker is feeling. Although this poem also is connected with nature, the theme is more universal in that it could be related to Armageddon, or the end of the world. Short Book Summaries Sites with a short overview, synopsis, book report, or summary of Desert Places by Blake Crouch. But Robert Frost was very different from the narrators he created. In this poem Frost uses snow much the same way that he uses desert to show how loneliness is a major part of human life for most all human beings.
I am too absent-spirited to count; The loneliness includes me unawares. Whose woods these are I think I know. This feels like an unpremeditated rush of inspiration, and Frost always declared that he liked to take a poem thus, at a single stroke, when the mood was on him. Posted on 2009-11-18 by a guest. Frost uses extrememily simple language to form a very complex story. This shows just how desperate the speaker feels toward his emotional situation.
. In Robert Frost's, '' Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,'' a traveler discovers a world of perfect quiet and solitude in the woods one snowy evening. But in the next eight lines we go through the nature barrier, as it were, into the ether of symbolic knowledge. Von Frank The poet sees the snow and the night descending together, black and white, working together to muffle sensation and obliterate perception; yet they work against each other, paradoxically, to heighten perception. Work allows his speakers to understand themselves and the world around them.
Is the traveler afraid of the owner of the woods, does he need to be somewhere, if so, where is it that he needs to be? Here again we are dealing with two concepts which are related as cause and effect. Firstly, the deeper meanings of many poems which Frost had written had to do with god and Christianity and this derived from the strong religious education that his mother gave him. And this is such a sort of loneliness which will go on making me lonelier rather than less. The woods has its place in nature and it is also a part of a bigger picture. Does it mean that the speaker does not matter? Analysis of Robert Frost's Desert Places Robert Frost's 'Desert Places' is a testament to the harrowing nature of solidarity.
This meter is full of the hurry and slant of driven snow, its unstoppable, anxiety-inducing forward rush, all that whispering turmoil of a blizzard. Throughout our life we cross various deserts to find our destiny. Frost also cleverly uses the poems form and sounds to enhance the poem, to entice the readers senses, and immerse them in the scene. The dark undertones give away to feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, suffocation, and loneliness, all common symptoms of depression. It is not about any dark side. Although he spent his early life in California, Frost moved to the East Coast in his early teens and spent the majority of his adult life in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
They have something that belongs to them, something to feel a part of. The intensity of nothingnessthat is, the intensity which is insisted on in the third stanzabegins to lend to that nothingness an almost palpable reality. The speaker believes he contains more loneliness and desolation, as symbolized by his own desert places, than the entire universe. A more popular book may have dozens of reviews. Posted on 2009-07-23 by a guest. These encounters stimulate moments of revelation in which the speaker realizes her or his connection to others or, conversely, the ways that she or he feels isolated from the community. All animals are smothered in their lairs.