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  • Literary Analysis Of Good Hours By Robert Frost

    The poem “Good Hours” by Robert Frost is a poem that alludes the feeling of solitude and loneliness to its readers. Frost himself faced a great deal of heartbreak in his time. While “Good Hours” is one of his lesser known poems, it is no doubt beautiful and artistic in the least. Much like almost all of Frost’s poems, this poem uses nature to reveal and analyze the narrator’s feelings. Renowned poet, Robert Frost, in his poem, “Good Hours”, describes a scenic walk through a village on a winter evening. Frost’s purpose was to illustrate to his audience what it is like feel loss and loneliness. He conveys a calming tone and uses nature in order to acknowledge lonesome persons to relate to his readers. Famous poet, Robert Frost, was born on March 26, 1874. Frost’s father was a teacher-turned-newspaper man. He was also a gambler, alcoholic, and disciplinarian. After his father died of tuberculosis, when Frost was eleven, he moved from California to Massachusetts with his mother and sister. Frost’s first poem, “My Butterfly”, was sold for fifteen dollars in 1894 when he attended Dartmouth College. His mother died of cancer, and his sister died in a mental hospital. Robert Frost also suffered from depression. He married Elinor Miriam White, a woman very focused on her education, in 1895. The two of them taught together at a school; Robert Frost attended Harvard University for two years. Frost and White had six children together. He became a very successful poet and English…

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  • Anne Sexton Research Paper

    “She is an important poet not only because of her courage in dealing with previously forbidden subjects, but because she can make the language sing” (Erica Jong). Anne Sexton was an honest and unapologetic young writer, who was unafraid of expressing the true realities of life through the medium of her poetry. As a young woman of the 50s, 60s and 70s, Anne was inspired by poets such as Sylvia Plath and Robert Lowell. The 50s and 60s were a time of oppression and sexism towards women, and Anne’s…

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  • The Road Not Taken Poem Analysis

    In Connie Ann Kirk’s book, “Reading and Interpreting the Works of Robert Frost,” she talks about his early life and the hardships he went through as a young adult, and a striving poet, as well as his life while being a poet. The Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference focused mostly on writing and the teaching of writing (Kirk 91). According to Kirk’s book, “The concept was that if students and faculty could interact informally outside the walls of the classroom they might be more inspired to create,…

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