Robert Frost Essay

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He thought he kept the universe alone,” to most people the thoughts of being alone are very frightening. It is human nature to search for companionship. In the poem “The Most of It,” Robert Frost uses a wealth of strong imagery to tell a story of a person who has lost his loved one to death and has to suffer the feeling of loneliness and emptiness created by it. Frost uses the setting of a lake surrounded by a forest to convey a feeling of peace and of being alone to the reader. A man is sitting on the edge of the lake, crying out for someone, his echo being his only company. After time, a buck swam across the lake and appeared on the shore and abruptly runs into the brush, away from sight. Although the man only caught a glimpse of the …show more content…
He wants someone he could talk to and love for who they are, not who they try to be. He had this in his lost love, and now he has no one to share his feelings and emotions with. He was truly alone in the world. “Nothing came of what he cried,” until one day when an amazing thing happened, something appeared that made him no longer feel so alone. “Instead of proving human when it neared/As a great buck it powerfully appeared.” This “buck” symbolizes his lost love, instead of coming back to him in her tangible form; he realized that she was all around him, not matter where he was. She was always in his memories, in his heart. He no longer felt alone, but at peace knowing she was in a better place, but still with him. Although the poem has a rhyme scheme it feels more like Frost writing a first draft of a story. The last line, “And forced the underbrush-and that was all” seems a rather abrupt ending. The buck came and went, and that was all. It seems as though Frost wanted to say more, but wasn’t able to. It’s also a sad ending, in that the “buck” came into his life and left just as quickly, leaving only a memory. Frost does not give a tangible identity to what he was looking for. He uses the term “it” to describe the buck. He doesn’t know exactly what he wants, so giving it the broad of “it,” allows for “it” to be anything. Frost is searching for something to fulfill his empty heart and he finds that in the “buck.” In the

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