Analysis Of The Poem Out By Robert Frost Essay

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Robert Frost’s poem “Out, Out” consists of three essential elements that contribute in making this poem phenomenal. These elements include a theme, personification, and tone. Poets should include an impeccable theme to portray the underlying message of the poem. The use of personification aids the reader to paint a vivid description of an object in the reader’s mind. Tone is the third critical element and it portrays the poet’s attitude throughout the poem, which ultimately plays a role in shaping the reader’s mood. A poet should incorporate these three elements to keep the reader engaged and make the poem interesting.
The use of personification in the poem – to give life to the saw – further made the poem macabre and tragic. The saw was described as a living being who could snarl and rattle like an over-worked animal and exhibit certain emotions such as excitement over a prospect of break from harrowing labor and it was this zeal of the saw that lead to the eventual demise of the boy. Throughout the poem, Robert Frost tried to emphasis boy’s innocence and in no way blamed his action as the cause of death. He first blamed the saw for it’s over excitement and then the other adults around the boy who should have asked the boy to ‘call it a day’ half an hour early. The poet further describes the boy’s despondency and melancholia as he realized that not only would he loose is arm but also fall deep into the darkness of anesthesia and then into arms of death. The last part of…

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