Poems of Robert Frost Poem Review by Master Researcher
Poems of Robert Frost
Studies the theme of death and loss in three poems by Robert Frost.
# 33688 | 2,650 words | 5 sources | 2002 |
Published on Nov 06, 2003 in Literature (American) , Literature (Poetry)
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This essay analyzes three poems by Robert Frost, all of which portray themes of death, and loss, in the contexts of the survivors. Frost reveals a life that is dominated by hard labor and isolation, and the poems each provide a different context for thinking about what it means to survive the death of others. This paper considers the themes of death in relation to Frost's use of language as a way to evaluate the poetry.
From the Paper:"In this essay, I will be exploring three poems by Frost, each of which depicts a tragedy that evokes both the sorrows of those who survive death, and which, in the writing, refuse to romanticize the grief. In Death of the Hired Man, Home Burial, and Out, Out - , three different families are represented in their most intimate relations to death. More than the content of the stories themselves, however, it is Frost’s language that portrays the depths of human suffering. In each poem, the conflict is not contained in the experience of grief, or loss, but in the inconsolable suffering that haunts the living. The reader, thus, is asked not to mourn the dead, but to ache for the survivors, to realize a reality that is not romantic, or stoic, but written in the lives of those who endure their hardships. Here it is the loneliness, the isolation, the losses, and the relentless toll of labor and sacrifice that characterizes every day. Here, death merges into the process of surviving, but not without reminding us all that death is about the living."
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