Influences on Robert Frost's Works Analytical Essay by writingsensation

Influences on Robert Frost's Works
This paper analyzes the various influences, such as nature and religion, which greatly impacted the writing of American author and poet Robert Frost.
# 67953 | 1,077 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Jul 25, 2006 in Literature (American) , Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)

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The writer of this paper details Robert Frost's love for nature as well as his experience with farm life as major influences on his poetry and writings. This paper examines these and other influences in a variety of Frost's works such as "Death of a Hired Man," which is a poem about a woman who begs her husband to take in their old unreliable farm worker. The writer discusses Frost's life on his New England farm, where was able to create and develop his own unique style of writing. Aside from nature and farm life, Frost was also greatly influenced by religion, which is discussed in this paper as well. In the poem "Mowing", the speaker tells of a man who is doing yard work. The writer contends that this hints at Frost's sense of order for the world as if God shapes everyone into the person He wants them to be. This paper also discusses Frost's life which was plagued with tragedies, which also greatly impacted his work. Frost's poem "Home Burial" deals with the death of a son, which was written after the poet's own son died of a disease when he was very young.

From the Paper:

"Frost had many different ideas about religion as his career carried on. He always claimed the he was Orthodox. Robert Frost was always very compassionate for the Jewish faith and the Jewish race. He was always a big fan of the Old Testament and of the Hebrew teachings and prophets. These things are evident in Frost's poetry. As Frost was on his deathbed, he was writing a poem based on the Book of Daniel in the Bible. He mainly wrote of religious topics in the early parts of his career and then again in the later part. In all of Frost's best poems he does not place any real trust in God or nature, but rather he places all of his confidence in the potential of man. Most of it is concentrated on man's ability to endure suffering."

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