Symbolism In Robert Frost's 'Acquainted With The Night'
In Frost 's “Acquainted with the Night,” he uses a writing style, combining perfect rhymes and slant rhymes, forming an easy flowing melody to build tension between sound and the poem 's literal meaning. Frost develops a timeline with punctuation emphasizing “I have walked out in rain—and back in rain” (2). The punctuation forces a pause, making it evident depression is reoccurring. Lines including word repetition “I have...” create a framework of tragic experiences leading to Frost 's depression or suicide. By using three lines per stanza and ending the last stanza only with two lines and “I have...” the symbolic repetition of depression is emphasized with being “acquainted with the night” (1, 14). By rhyming, repeating, and pausing all feelings of death and depression are fully