Robert Frost : Timeless Style Essay

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Robert Frost: Timeless Style What makes a piece of literature unique? Its diction? Its syntax? Maybe, but true value can be achieved when an author masters the ability to make a book, story, or poem applicable and relatable to all age groups— to make his or her work timeless. The literature then has the potential to be enjoyed and understood by all ages. Robert Frost holds a highly esteemed and exclusive position in American poetry because of his theory on poetic composition, his modern perspective, and his matchless style. How one views the composition of poetry affects the timelessness of his or her work. Frost’s theory on poetic composition allowed him to be tied (joined, attached?) to both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries ("Robert Frost"). The way Frost perceived and tackled poetry gives readers an understanding as to how he was able to make his words stand forever. Similar to the Romantics of the nineteenth century, Frost believed that a poem is “never a put-up job.... It begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a loneliness. It is never a thought to begin with. It is at its best when it is a tantalizing vagueness” ("Robert Frost"). This shows Frost’s view that poetry should not stem from an idea or thought first, but rather a feeling. Humans might not be able to relate to a certain thought, but all people experience many of the same feelings and emotions, thus allowing Frost’s poems to become more relatable. We see more of this unique…

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