An Analysis Of Robert Frost's Poem 'Heal-All'

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The speaker comes across a "dimpled spider; fat and white" that has captured and killed a moth on a white flower called a "Heal-all". This scene is in all white. Why is the flower that is actually blue, white? What brought the spider to that particular flower? Why did the moth come by at that time?

Can such a small event of nature be considered part of any design? Stana two questions god's role as creator of nature. The shift of the poem takes place between stanzas when the speaker goes from telling a story to asking questions. The tone of the poem is casual yet terrifying at the same time. Frost makes the scene seem horrific. His tone connects with the heartlessness he is describing in nature itself.

The moth is the spiders prey.

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