Robert Frost Research Paper

1031 Words5 Pages
Robert Lee Frost, one of the most highly esteemed poets of the twentieth century, was different from other writers of the Modern Period. He received four Pulitzer Prizes and forty-four honorary degrees (Pritchard). New England was Frost’s “solid rock” in his writings; therefore, nature shows up in a lot of his writings (Waggoner). His poetry expresses a common emotion and everyday experiences, and it is written in simple language that affects any common reader (Magill 716-728). Frost also used ambiguity in his writings which help people apply his writings to their life (Jason 1337). “A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom” Frost once said ("The Writing”). Frost was born in California, but after the death of his father he moved to Massachusetts (Pritchard). Frost considered himself a native New Englander. One critic referred to him as the “Voice of New England” (Waggoner). Due to his life in New England, one major theme in his writings was nature. An example is “Birches”. The speaker in “Birches” saw some birch trees that had been blown over by an ice storm. This reminds the speaker of when he was a child swinging from the trees. Frost included very distinct descriptions of the storm and the child playing in the birches (Magill 722-723). His poems dealt with the irreversible change of the seasons (Liebman). Frost wrote many more poems that deal with nature. In fact, the first poem in his first book and the last poem of his final book are both about encounters with nature. Some say Frost was a common American writer who was in love with nature, such as James Fenimore Cooper. However, others say the woodsman he wrote about as “independent, defiant of urban artificially and at one with nature was one of his conceptions of himself.” His poems about nature portray many different themes. Frost used the woods as a place that could be used “for restoration of

More about Robert Frost Research Paper

Open Document