The speaker is wallowing in self-pity, and dejection. Kennedy, at whose inauguration the poet delivered a poem, said, "He has bequeathed his nation a body of imperishable verse from which Americans will forever gain joy and understanding.
So all of you attacking each other on here saying your own theory is right. Frost served as consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress from to I feel it is important to acknowledge this state because it is easy to say that the figure is apathetic or guilty but what exactly are those states.
It has symbolic barriers, in the sense that the wall can distance two neighbors. He remains one of the few American poets to have mastered terza rima, along with many other forms of poetry. Although he is in a city, he feels completely isolated from everything around him. Only I would do it much worse.
He uses the night to describe his soul; his lonliness, depression, isolation, etc. One of my classmates pointed out that the line "When far away an interrupted cry" could somehow be connected to the line "But not to call me back or say good-by" this could indicate that no one cares about this person.
When passing the watchman, Frost says he drops his eyes and is "unwilling to explain". There seem to be many different interpretations of this poem, but why can't it be taken literally?
Sometimes, the night may be a fascinating time to think, to hear our own thoughts. The wall brings physical barriers, walling something in and something out. I have looked down the saddest city lane. This poem is not about suicide, Robert Frost did not commit suicide. For being weak maybe?
Though his work is principally associated with the life and landscape of New England—and though he was a poet of traditional verse forms and metrics who remained steadfastly aloof from the poetic movements and fashions of his time—Frost is anything but merely a regional poet.
Frost wrote about so many things, do you really think he experienced all of them? Line-by-Line Summary of Acquainted With The Night by Robert Frost I have been one acquainted with the night The speaker says he and the night are acquaintances, and that he is well familiar with the night by now.
Really, there is no reason for these neighbors to have a wall. You cant just say the poem and the poet go hand in hand. Analysis Critique Overview Below.: Online College Education is now free! The repetition of the words "I have" represent the author's flat matter-of-factness Michael Meyer - Poetry: There is nothing wrong in that.
Then he hears an interrupted cry. 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. Depression is an occupational hazard for writers, it seems.
I have always felt this poem is ultimately a bit hopeful, a very eloquent acknowledgment that even a long night of darkness and depression had eventually passed. From someone who walks in the night and who has loved this poem for years and is just now returning from a night walk in London, I think you are all putting way too much analysis on this.
The poem was most likely in reference to his time spent in London. I feel this demonstrates clearly the outer personification of an inner inexpressionable state.Robert Frost, "Acquainted with the Night" from The Poetry of Robert Frost, edited by Edward Connery Lathem.
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Robert Frost: Poems Summary and Analysis of "Acquainted with the Night" () Buy Study Guide The narrator describes his loneliness as he walks the isolated city streets at night. “Acquainted With the Night” was published in in Frost’s collection West-Running Brook.
Like a sonnet, it contains 14 lines, but it follows the terza rima (ABA BCB CDC DAD AA) rhyme. Acquainted With The Night by Robert Frost.I have been one acquainted with the night.
I have walked out in rain and back in rain. The Night, is one of my favorite topics to write about. Zoila T. Flores. Reply. Levi Hamlin announcing he is already acquainted with night.
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Robert Frost lived and taught for many years in Massachusetts and Vermont, and died in Boston on January 29, Selected Bibliography. Poetry. While "Acquainted with the Night" isn't as likely to be posted on a refrigerator, it's just as fascinating and important.
Frost, who lived fromwas born in San Francisco, but, excepting a few years living in England, spent .Download