The stanza does, of course, accomplish an intensification of mood, though again almost in spite of itself. The reader is also able to learn that this poem has two main themes; choices and isolation. They overcome one's incipient misgivings and subsume them into the larger, more impersonal, and undeniable emotional occurrence which the whole poem represents. Everything has been made to live here, dark, lonely, living together, without light in the dark, and will find no company in each other, the only thing in my company is the blinding dark. We are also happy to take questions and suggestions for future materials.
Posted on 2007-10-17 by a guest. The speaker is so alone inside that he feels that he is not a part of anything. You eat to survive, and the items you eat have died to be consumed by you. He is regarded highly for his command of American colloquial speech that gave a realistic tangible description of rural life. As he went across a field, he saw that the ground was almost all covered in snow. This shows just how desperate the speaker feels toward his emotional situation.
From 1897 to 1899 he attended Harvard College as a special student, but left without a degree. Stars generally bring about images of inspiration, magesty, and happiness but here they are just another vast expanse of emptiness and isolation. In Acquainted with the night and Desert places, these themes are explored in both of these poems. What he feels within him the loneliness is more worse than the loneliness one feels in the external world. I have it in me so much nearer home To scare myself with my own desert places.
Rhyming poems are more enjoyable to read and the way it is used helps to make the message clear. In the onwardness of a reading, such curiosity registers fleetingly, like something glimpsed from a carriage window. They cannot scare me with their empty spaces Between stars--on stars where no human race is. It acts as an internal censor to keep us close to sanity, the value of life, and maybe even God trying to save his life. Storytelling has a long history in the United States, particularly in New England, and Frost wanted to tap into this history to emphasize poetry as an oral art. I like this poem because of this and its message. He continued to publish books and taught and lectured at Amherst, University of Michigan, Harvard, and Dartmouth, and read his poetry at the inauguration of President Kennedy.
And this is such a sort of loneliness which will go on making me lonelier rather than less. The woods are lovely, dark and deep. This poem is not a poem about giving in to the world but instead is a poem about continuing to live life no matter how hard it becomes. Seen this way, the poem presents another version of the conflict between going and stopping, motion and stasis. He gives his harness bells a shake To ask if there is some mistake.
Sometimes under-rated by posturers, alas! There is, in the last stanza, a note almost of relief at the realization that one is not tied to a dead universe; that is, to a universe whose overarching principle is death and separateness. They have something that belongs to them, something to feel a part of. They cannot scare me with their empty spaces Between stars—on stars where no human race is. In the onwardness of a reading, such curiosity registers fleetingly, like something glimpsed from a carriage window. He was very much disheartened to be able to count the number of these animals. The poem is merely letting us know that we cant analyse every piece of litterature.
My own interpretation is that the man finds himself at a critical crossroad in his life and he flees to these woods to reflect on his life. The speaker continues to describe the setting in the second stanza, but he also explains his own state of mind. The effect in lines 13 and 14 is to undercut the tone of confidence. The speaker generalizes about the scene: its loneliness will intensify long before any relief arrives. Perhaps Frost is not implying that the earth was or will be destroyed by flood, even though it seems water is the destructive element. Frost uses snow and desert in the same way in this poem because they both seem to cover up the colors and the beauty of nature.
What Frost realizes at the beginning of the last stanza is that nature's empty spaces are truly emptynot only of matter, but of meaning and that it is only meaning that can scare. That there is nothing but loneliness, blankness, and absent-spiritedness in the sense of absence of spirit. There were several things which caused him to write the way that he did. The speaker views a snow covered field as a deserted place. Frost uses several literary devices including paradox, personification, imagery, and irony.
The imagery within the first stanza expresses gloominess. It seems as if when one feels lonely, the world appears to reflect this discomfort too. Over the years he received an unprecedented number and range of literary, academic, and public honors. Even still, he believes his location is irrelevant to God, who ultimately listens no matter what. Free Online Education from Top Universities Yes! Frost puts the character in this environment and gives the character negative emotions, the main one being loneliness. You constantly mention loneliness, emptiness, and isolation; I would recommend to either further explain these sub-points or to incorporate some more.