Some of them occurred much earlier within his lifetime but would have certainly stayed with him the whole time. He's telling us that even if you are surounded by people and places and things you can still be lonely because that's not what life is about. In the case of the flower, it is the perception of the speaker that is called into question. This walking is symbolic of the speaker's grudging will to go on, to carry on with living, despite any unhappy circumstances that may surround him. The first stanza sets the scene by mentioning the coldness and the darkness of the surrounding field, and the soft s and f sounds reflect the smooth untouched snow that covers the earth as well as the quietness of the scene, muted by the snow. Dark Diction Snow falling and night falling fast, oh, fast In a field I looked into going past, And the ground almost covered smooth in snow , But a few weeds and stubble showing last.
When the last stanza comes along the reader then finds out that the poem is for sure about the author's own solitude and loneliness. The real question is what is the world, whether or not it have a designer -and that can be revealed only by the study of all nature's particulars. Trees function as boundary spaces, where moments of connection or revelation become possible. Understand that Frost himself is trapped in his home and it is there that he observes the activities of nature. Also, a human has to worry about being lonely in the world whereas animals often are lonely hunters and the fact of loneliness seems not to bother them. The speaker feels that the moon is too far away, again pointing out the loneliness that he is feeling, along with a lack of connection with anyone.
The poem represents a mans understanding of the human condition of loneliness. Set in Iqaluit during the Arctic winter, Frost is a psychological thriller that will keep your breathless right to the final page. I am too absent-spirited to count; The loneliness includes me unawares. He's telling the world what it is like to love and have lost love. What brought the spider to that particular flower? Meaning is derived from the effects they have on their surroundings and on the narrator.
They are the special elements writers use to transmit what they are thinking or feeling in a specific moment of their lives. It is a symbol of purity and innocence and is often associated with angelic beings in the bible. The blankness sybolizes the emptyness that the speaker feels. The spider has probably just eaten. Design is often seen as Frost's dark response to the classical argument from design, the argument for an intelligent benevolent God.
Together these three words depict the mood of the persona, of in unescapable dejection as a result of low self esteem and a lack of identity. For this reason, it is always interesting to analyze these kind of poems because it makes you think on your own problems and feelings. Roaming around the city at night is normal for the watchman, who is simply doing his job, and it is possible that he might be suspicious of a lone man walking down the street. What I understand from this poem is that the persona is one who admires nature as Frost does. The grounds almost covered in snow but a few weeds.
The very title is suggestive of a mood of emptiness. A small time farmer builds a vegetable stand at the edge of the highway outside his house in the hope that passing cars would buy the produce and earn a bit of the money that supports cities from falling into ruin. He could either stay in America and … join the crowd there or leave everything there and move with his family to Europe for fortune. That observation leads the speaker to a series of questions: Why is this flower white, when it is usually blue? Posted on 2007-04-25 by a guest. The poem appears to be very simple, but it has a hidden meaning to it. Posted on 2009-11-18 by a guest. I would love to ask him.
Firstly, the deeper meanings of many poems which Frost had written had to do with god and Christianity and this derived from the strong religious education that his mother gave him. Actively engaging with nature—whether through manual labor or exploration—has a variety of results, including self-knowledge, deeper understanding of the human condition, and increased insight into the metaphysical world. It may be tucked away, and covered up, but it is still there. The word 'rain' is meant to bring attention to how sad the speaker was, at the time, as well as the uncomfortable feeling of being outside the house in a bad mood when it's raining. The narrator feels very lonely in the world; perhaps they have lost someone in their life. He had been suddenly overwhelmed by a sense of loneliness. It is simply about loneliness itself.
Though the poem is very brief but has a significant meaning. The Sound of Sense Frost coined the phrase the sound of sense to emphasize the poetic diction, or word choice, used throughout his work. Their beautiful melodies belie an absence of feeling for humanity and our situations. In both of these part of nature everything tends to look the same and is hostile to the life in nature that shows multitudes of colors. A desert is a place of dirt,no water no fruitfulness just emptiness.