American Poetry 1900-1994
American Poetry 1900-1994
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Date Created: 04/14/14
41414 Robert Frost 4 All poems for this period written during much family tragedy He thought religion was good but was not religious Where does consciousness of the poet come from Nature If not from God How can our expectations be incorrect if we are natural beings By the Pacific The stresses sound trochaic even though it39s iambic The splitting of the feet and stresses is odd quotThe shattered water made a misty dinquot Din is noise loud and confused Mist is a feeling wordso this is an example of synesthesia A sound is like a touch A sound can39t logically be misty He says quotIt looked as ifquot twice He is confused Can shores even be lucky You can never be more sure than quotas ifquot that naturewaves are conscious He uses the word quotsomethingquot Very abstract for a poet He39s so vague There is a god herebut not saying quotlet there be lightquot He39s the god who puts out the lightand doesn39t return it Desert Places Same rhyme scheme as Stopping By the Woods He rhymes quotsnowquot and quotsnowquot Technically this is called a perfect rhyme Really it39s called cheating Rhymes quotwhitequot with quotnightquot odd because they39re antitheses quotUnawaresquot quotabsentquot quotignorantquot as words to describe snow Blank sheet of paper Scariest feeling for a writer Poem slowly erases itself Unrhymed final line it39s alone deserted and isolated 41414 Neither Out Far Nor In Deep quotThe people along the sand They turn and look one way They look at the sea all day quot Stressesfairly normal Seeing further than you can see when standing at the edge of the ocean We seem to have a weird fascination with the horizon and we test the limit of our own eyesight The Most of It Written but not printed in quatrains told by punctuation and rhyme Tends to the tie the beginning and end of poems Ideas he wrote this for someone speci c Be alone on your own own person quotItquot is lifenot him quotThe embodimentquota deer It39s not another human He didn39t and wouldn39t shoot it but he39s disappointed anyway It quotlookedquot like a buck quotThis is the best there isquot Never Again Would Bird39s Song Be the Same An honest sonnet Works off Adam and Eve They bring something specific language to nature EVe brings connotation Adam brings denotation Burden Eve39s speech Companionship helps nature mean something He hears birdsbut Eve all the time More positive representation of nature Human superimposed in nature Nature has NO meaning
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