An Analysis of Robert Frost's Poem "Out, Out" Analytical Essay by joanne

An Analysis of Robert Frost's Poem "Out, Out"
A look at the main themes and style in which the poem "Out, Out" is written.
# 1629 | 1,475 words | 1 source | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 17, 2003 in Literature (English) , Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)

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This paper is an analysis of Robert Frost's poem "Out, Out". The central message that life is fragile is discussed, as well as symbols in the poem, the style Frost uses, and the time in which the poem was written.

From the Paper:

"The poem "Out, Out" emphasizes this temporary nature of life. It starts out on a simple note. The first few lines give the reader a mental picture of everyday farm life. "Five mountain ranges one behind the other/Under the sunset far into Vermont" establishes the fact that the poem is indeed set in the country. The idea is further reinforced in the lines "The buzz-saw snarled and rattled in the yard/And made dust and dropped stove-length sticks of wood,." Since "stove-length sticks of wood" are generally used for making fire, the reader can assume that the poem is set in the country because chopping wood is an activity that happens only in farms."

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