Robert Frost Essay

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Robert Frost determines significant concepts and emotions through his poems “Out, Out”, and “Stopping by the woods on a snowy evening”. From this, Frost demonstrates in his writing that his words come alive and stay in your mind long after he is dead. In Frost’s poem “Out, out”, he gives us an idea of the tough working conditions and death. In the poem “Stopping by the woods on a Snowy Evening”, Frost uses thoughts that breathe by the temptation of suicide and commitment. This because the poems make you feel like you are in them and feeling what happens emotionally; and words that burn by letting us remember the specific points and important quotes long after reading them. In the poem “Out, out”, Frost’s attention focuses on death. This is based on a young boy cutting wood on a farm using a buzz-saw, when his sister comes out to call supper; the buzz-saw seems to “leap” out and sever the young boys hand and kills him. Personification is used effectively by Robert Frost in this poem even to the saw which is an inanimate object that seems to “Leap out at the boy's hand, or seemed to leap”. The buzz-saw and the boys hand seem to have a “life” of their own. Frost claims there is neither explanation nor answer to both life and death. It reminds him of Shakespeare’s “out, out, brief candle", where he explains how people go through life like puppets. A particular quote used in “Out, out”, is “That a boy counts so much when saved from work”, the technique uses is symbolic. The technique used is a fantastic example of thoughts that breathe and words that burn because readers feels as if they are there with the little boy both emotionally and physically, and that particular sentence burns in your mind. Frost accuses the other adults for not telling the boy to finish work on time before such an accident had occurred. If the young boy had received an early day he would have not severed his hand and been saved from death.
The second poem “Stopping by the woods on a snowy Evening”, reflects on the temptation of suicide, we attain this information by the way Frost ensures that the character in the poem’s thoughts are felt when the reader comprehends the poem. Although it takes the whole poem to understand what the character in the poem is thinking in line number fifteen and sixteen “and miles to go before I sleep”, “and miles to go before I sleep”, the technique used is Euphemism and coda. The expression so substituted “And miles to go before I sleep” is a Euphemism for “A while to travel before death”. The coda in the poem concludes the work and lets readers know of what Robert Frost’s point and plan was and to leave you with chills and shivers. When remembering the poem, the last two lines are what catch your thoughts and burn in your mind; in that case you start to remember the bursting poem long after you have read it.
Going back to “Out, out”, the second theme that Frost used in his poem is death. Frost shows how sudden and quick death can happen by his quote, “The life from spilling. Then the boy saw all”, this quote is effectively used as a connotation. Frost’s use of “Then the boy saw all” is the young boy who severed his hand; saw his life flash in front of his eyes before he died, the first line “the life from spilling”, seems to be used as if the boy lifts his hand up to stop from letting the blood spill out or stare at what had just happened. This poem is amazing, It starts you off in with the snarling and rattling of the buzz-saw, then moves onto the beautiful view of Vermont, with its five mountain ranges,