Essay on The And Spring And All By Robert Frost

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The Life Cycle
Both “Birches” and “Spring and all” are the all-day true poems which were written during the cultural and social change of the 20th century. Those poems are life changers because they have a strong cone on the human life using natural source as a means of expression during those historic sociocultural changes of that time. Robert Frost’s “Birches” and William Williams’ “Spring and all” are two modernist poems that symbolize and acknowledge the eminence of life: birth, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, aging, and death using nature. Even though those two modernist poets write about the importance of life, they use different means and ways of expression. Natural resource, such as a plant is beautiful for admiration, explanation and solving a problem. Both Frost and Williams are knowledgeable in employing nature and natural resource to illuminate their poems. For instance, Frost uses a living creature which is a special type of plant known as ‘Birch’ and Williams uses another natural phenomenon which is spring season in ‘Spring and All’. Birches have a graceful habit with white or other attractively colored bark that peels off in papery flakes. Spring is the season of new beginnings. Fresh buds bloom and animals awaken and the earth seems to come to life again. For Williams, spring is vibrant since it is a transition from withers to flourish, gloomy to bright, stale to fresh, dying to nursery, none to some. That’s why he describes childhood in his poem…

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