Frost's simple style is deceptive Essay

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‘’Frost’s simple style is deceptive and a thoughtful reader will see layers of meaning in his poetry.’’
Robert Frost (1874-1963) was a pastoral Rural American poet who portrays a benevolent side to New England in the US. Robert Frost was not fond of the fashion of the time. Instead, he adopted the persona of the New England farmer inspired by natural events. This deceptive but realistic poet had quite an individualistic style in comparison to any other poet, his poetry is written in the everyday, vernacular colloquial language in order to bring across the message he wants his audience to receive. ‘’our literature has to come down sooner or later to the talk of everyday life’’. Frost was predominantly coherent with his language use in
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Why can’t everybody be united and work together instead of separating from one another? ‘’We keep the wall between us as we go’’. Along with having a negative outlook on society, Frost does respect the traditional views of his neighbor, although he believes he ‘’moves in darkness’’, he is just one that ‘’will not go behind his father’s saying’’. ‘The tuft of flowers’, on the other hand, is about isolation and loneliness, ‘’one…sun’’. This poem, without a doubt, is about nature and Frost’s appreciation of the beauty of nature. However, is nature the message he wants us to read in this poem? We must have a deeper understanding of this poem before making any rapid observations. ‘’A message from the dawn’’ indicates Frost’s sudden epiphany that he is not alone in this world. A personified butterfly brings him to this realization. Toward the end of the poem, Frost observes what he believes is a sentiment left by a stranger for beauty when waking up every morning, a tuft of flowers. Frost believes that there is a connection with him and the stranger, ‘’And feel a kindred spirit to my own’’, there is an element of connecting with humans nature and the world of poets. I now understand the importance of endurance of Frost’s poetry, without deciphering his poetry; he may well have the power to deceive his reader.
This narrative poem, ‘Acquainted with the night’ can be strongly contrasted with Frost’s other poetry as

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