Essay about Analysis Of Robert Frost 's ' The Garden '

960 Words Sep 28th, 2016 4 Pages
Robert Frost is the most celebrated poet in American history. His roots traverse history and oceans alike. He was born on March 26, 1874 in San Francisco. His father died when he was 11, due to tuberculosis. He began his poetry career with the publishing of A Boy’s Will in 1913 and North of Boston in 1914, after moving back to the US after a short stay in England. It was these two works that brought Frost his early fame and built the foundation of his formidable reputation as US Poet Laureate from 1958-1959. He would go on to win four Pulitzer prizes, more than any other poet. Within his vast collection of poems, he has included a plethora of themes, with the large majority of them involving the contrast between nature and the self. However, Fireflies in the Garden is not like the rest: it’s theme involves society’s arrogance and tendency to pretend it is more than it really is. Thus, Fireflies in the Garden is about the haughtiness and immodesty chronically plaguing society. The theme in Fireflies in the Garden is very clear: it is apparent from the very start. The entirety of a poem is a metaphor for the arrogance present in the middle class. For example, lines 1-2 (“Here come real stars to fill the skies / And here on earth come emulating flies”) are meant to say that as soon as the real stars come out, their impostors (“emulating flies”) follow them. Next, lines 3-4 (“That though they never equal stars in size / ( And they were never really starts at heart)”) establish…

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