In the beginning of the poem the authors attitude is distant, almost uncaring. And they, since they were not the one dead, turned to their affairs. However it was, Neither refused the meeting. He refuses to lay blame on the boy for the injury and accuses the buzz-saw by making it evil and alive , but also accuses the adults for not calling it a day before the accident happened. Buzzing is the actual work and the rattling is the idle time between.
Frost always discusses nature in his poems. Death is always devastating, but it is even more so when the victim is just a young boy. One minute we may be headed to school, and in the next, find ourselves involved in a car accident. Posted on 2014-04-12 by a guest. Since this was before the industrial revolution it was normal for boys to help their fathers on the farm because of how long it took to do the work Current Events. Nature is one theme that seems to play a major role In the poetry he writes.
This to and fro between its regular iambic metrical pattern, there seem like an appropriate choice for using such and form. Through Frost's experience he shows that men and women grieve in different ways. Posted on 2012-01-26 by a guest. This quote portrays the boy's immature nature. Frost shows this by the reference to Macbeth, a king, and his inclusion of a boy from a middle class family. While Frost uses iambic pentameter for the rhythm, he uses blank verse for the rhyme. New York: Owl Books, 1999: 169.
But swinging doesn't bend them down to stay As ice-storms do. They are forced to move on with their life and keep working because they cannot afford to stop and mourn. The author includes a lot of personifications and mentions the saw many times, maybe to stress its importance. The expressions of woods, a frozen lake and darkest evening indicate that a chivalrous act is done. By and large, Frost has employed blank in this , which allowed him to make use of iambic using first stressed syllable followed by stressed syllable.
Immediately realizing that the doctor might amputate his hand, he asks his sister to make sure that it does not happen. The poem's loneliness has the ability to transcend nature and drill a hole through the mind of the narrator so that all hope for relationships with man and nature are abandoned. Frost concentrates on the apparent innocence and passivity of the boy—which is relevant to the time period—as Frost was forced to move back to America due to war in Britain just a year before the poem was written. Here we see how the boy in the poem was still young at heart and although he was physically strong enough to carry out such a dangerous job, growing up in a farming society, he was expected to do this. The poem focuses on people's reactions to death, as well as the death itself, one of the main ideas being that life goes on. Comparing them to a candle is suitable because just like a candle's light can go in a matter of seconds caused by a simple blow, their lives ended in a matter of seconds. And nothing happened: day was all but done.
Frost utilizes personification, imagery, variation, and blank verse in sentence length to display various feelings and perceptions throughout the poem so the read can depict a clear picture of this scenario. But the hand was gone already. Concluding the analysis, it can be stated that Frost has beautifully used various literary devices to make his poem a great piece of literature. Also analyze the use of literary devices, notably personification, in both of their works to support your claim. Frost was often described as being a farmer-poet who could have been seen as an outsider in his rural community of Massachusetts.
He paved the way for not just American writers but specifically Europeans as well, to follow and learn from his many timelessly meaningful poems. The saw then cuts the boy's hand. As he is doing his work, his sister comes over to announce that dinner is ready. However it was, Neither refused the meeting. By the time the doctor arrives it is too late and the hand is already lost.
This poem has many different themes, but the main and most important one is the fragility of life. In the work of Robert Frost he has certain ideas and themes that can be found in many of his creations of literature. It is a powerful expression about the fragility of life and the fact that death can come at any time. This poem contains some social commentary by Frost, who often had an uneasy relationship with local farmers, given that he could be seen as pretentious and scathing about their perceived lack of culture and creativity. While under a simple anesthetic, the boy sleeps after the horrific incident, but his pulse becomes weak. When the doctor arrived he gave him some ether to make him go to sleep.
He tends to use nature to symbolize something that has to do with human life or situations. Bearing this in mind, the poem can be read as a critique as to how warfare can force innocent, young boys to leave their childhood behind, and ultimately be destroyed by circumstances created by the 'responsible' adult. It is too late by the time the doctor arrives, and the boy's hand is already lost. He also uses rhyme, which is a pattern of words that conta … ins similar sounds, but breaks this near the end of his own poem. Once the boy dies he is forgotten and those around him continue on with their lives.