Birches By Robert Frost Analysis

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Robert Frost is one of the most widely read and beloved American poets as well as one of the greatest. A four time Pulitzer Prize winning poet Robert Frost was a national celebratory famous for writing poems about life familiar to the common man using rural imagery and American colloquial speech. Frost is well known for a few poems that he manages to remain in everyone’s head: “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, “Nothing Gold Can Stay”, “The Road not Taken”, etc..
Robert Frost was born in San Francisco, California on March 26, 1874 and he moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts at age 11 after the death of his father. Frost began writing poetry in high school, where he met his future wife Elinor White. His first published poem was “My Butterfly” - an elegy, during which he wrote in high school
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The poem “Birches” uses rural imagery, to convey the yearning for youth; starting over. The poet begins the poem by describing what the speaker observes/think of when he sees a birch tree among other trees. Lines …show more content…
For instance, the poem “The Road not Taken” was originally for his friend Lawrance Thompson, however when the poem was published many readers interpret the poem differently. “Frost insisted that his poem had been intended as a sly jest at the expense of his friend and fellow poet.”(George) Robert and his friend would go on many walks with each other and often times Thompson would fuss over the roads/paths taken, Robert would tease Thompson for his regrets, which was the point of the poem. However many readers would interpret the poem as a life lesson on making choices in life and accepting those choices. Lines

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