Juxtaposition In Birches By Robert Frost

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In reality, mortality describes human nature by emphasizing the normalcy behind one’s subjection to death. The process of death is simply inevitable because the human body wears out and slows down over time. The only way to avoid the inevitable, the ultimate diminishing of life’s legacies and qualities, is to regenerate them. In order to pass down and maintain life’s spiritual presence even after they have physically left the world, one may choose to have kids. In “Birches,” Robert Frost depicts mortality as the physical burden of the real world and it’s placement on one’s spirit. Frost’s argument ultimately reveals the difficult balance between imagination and reality.
The juxtaposition of imagination and reality ultimately represent the difficulty behind everyday life. This relates back to Frost’s definition of mortality as the physical burden of the real world on the speaker’s spirit. When Frost says, “the stir cracks and crazes their enamel” the speaker is evidently describing what is happening to the wood of the birch
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Frost’s view on human nature is that one must return to simpler times through the imagination in order to deal with the responsibility that comes with adult life. The problem, why the birch trees bend over, and the solution, to take a moment and swing on them, evidently reveal one’s navigation from childhood to adulthood. Frost supports his argument by using metaphor to compare reality and imagination. In reality, the physical impact of the ice storm on the birch trees is the reason they’re weighed down, yet Frost makes it seem as if the harshness of everyday life is the reason the birch trees bend. As his solution, he says he likes to think that one has been swinging on them, which reveals the imagination and playfulness behind the

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