Analysis Of The Poem ' Acquainted With The Night ' Essay

825 Words Nov 1st, 2016 4 Pages
A poem “Acquainted with the Night” is a lyric, which is showed by seven sentences. The author uses the traditional form of the sonnet that has 14 lines with a strict standard. The poem is divided into five stanzas. The first four verses are each three lines, but the final stanza only contains two to create a logical layout, which is easy to reach the readers. Since Frost doesn’t use enjambment, instead he employs the scheme of anaphora to show his situation. In the poem, he repeats “I have” at the beginning of seven of the lines (l. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 14) to strongly denote his lonely position. By using a combination of the present perfect tenses in every sentence, which shows that is finished at the time the author writing, the author puts the emotion to the reader in an overwhelming way and may not subside. For the sample, ‘I have been” (l. 1), “I have walked” (l. 2), and “I have outwalked” (l.3). In this pasticcio, he writes from a first person point of view that he is talking to himself and express loneliness peaked.
The poem is written in severe iambic pentameter. In 14 lines, there are total four couplets; with a “terza rima” rhyme scheme, according to a complicated mold: aba bcb cdc dad aa. This is an intricate rhyme scheme that is very hard to apply the form. Also, the rhymes in this poem swing back to toward, from stanza to stanza. The sound devices used include alliteration and consonance. The most featured examples of alliteration are: "stood still and stopped the…

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