We were afraid that we would go too far along the wrong path and could not return to the right trail. It can also be interpreted that the speaker in the poem is promoting individualism, self reliance and wondering what he might have missed by not taking the other road. This saves the form of the design-argument at the expense of its old easy human content. Yet this sonnet resists even that much reduction. In the second stanza, the rhyme pattern shifts.
The sextet brings the expected change in tone, now no longer easily observing and half-singing though in mockery, but self-questioning and increasingly serious. Robert Frost has the ability to make his poems accessible to anyone reading them. There is nothing life-enhancing about anything in this piece of nature. Although there are two sides in this poem, both sides are actually connected to each other in a way so that they make a circle. There is a strong connection between these two poems in many areas that makes these best for comparative analysis.
There is nothing life-enhancing about anything in this piece of nature. Humanity, according to Frost, is as unprotected as the moth on a flower and as dangerous as the spider. It may be a physical victory — the spider has killed his dinner — but there exists an underlying question of moral victory, which is a strictly human phenomenon. The ironies and the complex ambiguities of the language converge on an entirely human sense of evil and dark design. We realize that he expects no answers. He was accepted and attended Dartmouth College, but stayed for less than a semester Winnick, 1.
The first question What had the flower to do. The speaker sees this bizarre little albino meeting as some weird witches' brew, as all three are brought together for some awful reason. These choices can cause unhappiness and regret. If it does not, does God's design apply to the actions of people? This suggests that every thing in this world is up side down so that the flower is no lon ger symble of peace and love as it is used as stage where the act of killing and hunting take place. If God aimed at just that result, the means by which the centuries bent their influences towards it, showed exquisite intelligence. However, like so much in Frost's poetry, this remains only a suspicion. The poet is being ironic, choosing white to contrast deeply with the dark business of the hunting and devouring spider, in cahoots with the ironically named heal-all.
Frost opens the poem with two paths that he has to choose between Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth. Unable to convince himself that the pattern he sees is mere whimsy, he is deeply distressed by it. By replacing neutrally descriptive terms with terms that would normally appear in another context in connection with a different sentiment, Frost both announces his theme and reveals that his approach is basically ironic. It's about the horror that seems to underpin existence, especially if you look too closely. No soul so cold or calm But underneath it burns the infernal fire No state so mean, so vile, It may not to the Heaven of heavens aspire.
By bringing all these white things together, the speaker is trying to highlight the food chain lying in the nature. Spider, moth and flower are seen as the three ingredients of a witches' broth. With a sorrowful tone he says that although he would like to choose both, he must choose one. Robert Frost and the Feminine Literary Tradition. When I read the line What had that flower to do with being white, I sat there and asked myself what did the flower to do with being white, why does he ask this? It is a frightening poem, one that confronts the dire possibility that the universe is not only godless but that God is evil. The first line, 'A,' rhymes with the fourth line.
In the poem, the joking discovery develops gradually through a series of contradictory pictures. Away from home, he fears the environment surrounding him. His work states an advice not to interpret too much into insignificant conincidences or apportion them too much relevance. I follow your blog and if you wish you may contact me with your answer. One may be caught unawares even at the most unexpected places.
He looks down both paths but can only see up to a certain distance. If the poem is the case of. This has been a constant cycle in the world where there is a victim, a witness and a suspect. Frost discusses and elaborates on 3 characters which are the ff: the spider, the moth, and the flower. It is a clarification of what the narrator does and is a description of the way that the world can be a cruel place, although it is necessary for all things to survive.
Frost's statement clarified human's eagerness to finding a meaning to life and an essential background and reason to events, regardless of how small and insignificant they might be. What had that flower to do with being white, The blue Brunella every child's delight? It's fat, well fed, dimpled like a baby, and sits on a flower - white against white. Also, the conflict of the attributes that are usually associated with the color white, such as purity and innocence and the actual event of a spider killing a moth seems contradictory and ironic. The Lockless Door show the past and the future at the same time. Frost also states in the poem,.