Robert Frost's Use of Nature In Poetry

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Robert Frost's Use of Nature In His Poetry

In most poetry and literature people can pick out certain characteristics that tend to appear in

each piece of the authors work. In the work of Robert Frost he has certain ideas and themes that

can be found in many of his creations of literature. Nature is one theme that seems to play a

major role in the poetry he writes. He tends to use nature to symbolize something that has to do

with human life or situations that humans face. There is usually a deeper meaning buried in his


In the poem 'The Road Not Taken' nature comes into play when he introduces to the reader

two separate paths that the speaker comes upon in the woods.

The speaker is faced with the

decision of which path he will choose to travel. He has to choose only one path, therefore leaving

one that he will not get to experience. The disappointment of the speaker is shown when he

expresses that he is 'sorry. . . [he] could not travel both' (line 2). He also shows his 'hesitancy of the decision' (Barry 13) when it is stated 'Though as for that, the passing there / Had worn them

really about the same' (line 9-10). It seems as if he is expressing an 'inability to turn his back

completely on any possibility' (Barry 13) of returning when the poems reads 'Oh, I kept the first

for another day!' (line 13). He also knew that the possibilities of him actually returning to ever

walk the path not chosen were very slim. He made a decision and 'took the...