Frost utilizes the use of various literary devices, such as personification, symbolism, alliteration, and metaphors to describe to the audience the difficulties life throws at us, and how one can persevere with the lad of Innocent Images found In many of our childhood memories within our souls. While many readers may have difficulty interpreting the gloomy, hopeless poems, the main message of each is the personal anguish and despair felt by the speakers and the way the narrators cope with their thoughts of suicide. Realizing that the doctor might cut his hand off because of this, he immediately asks his sister to make sure that does not happen. Quite the opposite, really — in his poetry, as A Question demonstrates so well, he created beauty out of even the darkest sentiments. This underlines the nature of people in general, that we will always choose the path which seems attractive and is of interest to us, even if both paths have equal potential of getting us to wherever it is we are headed.
This is known as Cyclic Monotony. In other words, we must resist the temptation to slow down so that we can be valuable members of society, provide for our family and have the material wealth to show others of our prowess. But since everything is under god's design he must have designed it to happen that way. Though the problem of making a choice at a crossroads is almost a commonplace, the drama of the poem conveys a larger mythology by including evolutionary metaphors and suggesting the passage of eons. He may have been explaining a similar concept or idea in all three poems, but the diction he used and the attitude he displayed are all different throughout each poem. According to the poet, sometimes the journey itself is the destination.
This line also makes it clear that the narrator is not the only apple-picker in that orchard, perhaps, they are all hired by someone else to pick apples. The incident haunted Frost throughout his life, as did the fear of abandonment and complete isolation in the face of unspeakable danger. Selected Letters of Robert Frost. But Frost treats all these elements of nature differently from the English romantics. This particular poem of Robert Frosts is quite deceptive at first, and we believe it to be another of Frosts pastoral poems about the beautiful countryside. Despite the gap between speaker and neighbor, in the end the wall gets mended.
Every decision is a choice about which road people would like to travel down. He then suddenly changes to the winter season following it, to show the genuine fondness of the magnificence and that each moment should be experienced to the fullest. It involves two rural neighbors who one spring day meet to walk along the wall that separates their properties and repair it where needed. The act of harvesting apples symbolises task in our life generally. Whether it's the rhythmic flow of the poem or the mere need to recite the words for a clearer understanding.
Hate and desire are destructive forces just as fire and ice. In this cold, rural setting common sense shows us that swollen ground upsets the stone formation; Nature herself knows no boundaries. The pensive, unhurried mood of the poem is reflected with a calm rich imagery that creates a vivid mental picture. Frost may be showing that, like so many of us, he realizes that the completion of responsibilities is the only way to enjoy the pleasures of life. The road in question is situated in a forest. You become indifferent, uncaring, and devoid of positive feelings.
I see him there Bringing a stone grasped firmly by the top In each hand, like an old-stone savage armed. Apparently, the poem describes the evening walk of a rural farmer, may be the poet himself. He explains that everything has its time to appear in our lives, and also a time to go away. Yet, nature cannot keep it. Many people assumed that this speaker was Frost himself ,but in fact it was a brilliant artistic creation ,a persona or mask. California is the Motherland of Robert Frost.
He compares sleep to an 'essence' in the winter air, and feels this essence smells like apples, which again tells us about the effect of hard work on him. The ends was the means, in such a stance. What we can learn from it is that, we should strive to keep human values alive. He can be said to have lodged himself just as solidly in the affections of his fellow Americans. It propels us towards introspection. The premise of the poem is that the subject faces and then makes a life decision.
I cannot rub the strangeness from my sight I got from looking through a pane of glass I skimmed this morning from the drinking trough And held against the world of hoary grass. The bee almost makes a melodious humming sound further describing the sound of the person on the other end. It also points to the collapsing of the world around a person because of his mistakes, owing to similar reasons. Imagery is a key part of poetry creating a visual understanding. The different roads symbolize the different paths we must take in life. There is also use of animals to simplify certain aspects in the world Casey 149.
In addision he wrote many dramatic monologues whose speakers were New England farm people. Each of these poems reveals a slightly different side of Robert Frost, just as the seven collections of poetry from different times in his life provide a glimpse into his development as an artist. The image of traveling through a forest also brings to mind thoughts of birds in flight, chirping and singing. On a more positive note, another interpretation of this poem suggests that the narrator is a dying man, who is satisfied with all that he has achieved in his life, and though he wishes he could have done more, he is happy with whatever he has done. Will the world end in fire or ice? You have a fit of rage which is a hot feeling, then it keeps smoldering inside you, and finally you become impervious to love. Frost certainly did not have the easiest of lives, and this is strongly reflected in his work.