The Night And Desert Places By Robert Frost Essay

1356 Words Mar 1st, 2016 6 Pages
“He will not go behind his father 's saying, And he likes having thought of it so well. He says again, "Good fences make good neighbors.” In that quote by Robert Frost, he conveys a sense of isolation and loneliness. The narrator isolates himself away from the outside world. The narrator would much rather prefer the comfort of loneliness than the company of neighbors. The narrator goes as far as to build a barrier between him and others. In Acquainted with the night and Desert places, these themes are explored in both of these poems. These two poems were written by Robert Frost an American poet. The themes of loneliness and isolation are prevalent in many of Frost’s poems.In Acquainted with the night the narrator is walking through the city at night in desolation on a rainy night, save for a watchman and a distant cry in the distance. In Desert places, the narrator is looking at a field covered in snow. The snow is covering the whole scene, It is just the narrator and this empty field full of snow. The themes of isolation and loneliness are explored in both these poems. The two poems use different ways to tell the story of isolation and loneliness. While Acquainted with the night and Desert places both share the two themes, the way they show and develop the themes though similar also differs in some areas.

“They cannot scare me with their empty space / Between stars - on stars where no human race is. / I have it in me so much nearer home / To scare myself with my own…

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