Literary Analysis Of Good Hours By Robert Frost

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The poem “Good Hours” by Robert Frost is a poem that alludes the feeling of solitude and loneliness to its readers. Frost himself faced a great deal of heartbreak in his time. While “Good Hours” is one of his lesser known poems, it is no doubt beautiful and artistic in the least. Much like almost all of Frost’s poems, this poem uses nature to reveal and analyze the narrator’s feelings. Renowned poet, Robert Frost, in his poem, “Good Hours”, describes a scenic walk through a village on a winter evening. Frost’s purpose was to illustrate to his audience what it is like feel loss and loneliness. He conveys a calming tone and uses nature in order to acknowledge lonesome persons to relate to his readers. Famous poet, Robert Frost, was born on …show more content…
In these lines, the narrator caught a glimpse of a person while glancing through a window. He, presumably, heard that person playing the violin. Another example of imagery is in “I had the sound of a violin;”. Frost used the violin as his choice instrument; the violin is a relatively peaceful and calming instrument (Frost, Robert). These lines also add to the feeling of nostalgia. The adding of other people in this line makes it seem as if the character’s main purpose on this walk is just to feel as if he too is part of the life that is happening within these …show more content…
A true sense of sadness and isolation is gained from the third and fourth line in the last stanza of “Good Hours”. The speaker really perceives just how lonely he is without the scenes and comfort of the village and its residents. “Like profanation, by your leave” is an example of a simile (Frost, Robert). The connotation of these lines is a man wanting to go back to the good times when he felt fulfilled. The denotation is a man who wants to go back to the “good hours” just one last time before, he too, has met with death. These lines use the rhetorical device pathos because Robert Frost is using the emotion of grief and loneliness to relate to his audience. The character sort of feels as though he has become a trespasser, and he no longer belongs there. He no longer feels like he is part of the family or friend group. He has become merely a

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