Themes is Robert Frost's poems

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Robert Frost, one of the most famous poets in the American history, gave a whole new window to the world to view it through poetry. His poetry collection from "North of Boston" to "Mountain Interval" explores many different aspects of his writing. Though he was one of the finest poets in the American history, his works were highly subjected to misinterpretation due to the figurative language used in his works. Most of Frost's successful poems were published after he moved to England in 1912.As a result many of his poems were based on a sense of New England's surroundings, use of nature and the speech of the country side; "Frost fills his eclogues with New England characters and tones of voices" (pg 5 Barry). All of his poems seem to explain the nature of living of people and seem to be self-explanatory on the surface, but his observations have an edge of skeptics and irony, which can be discovered upon several reading.

His poems are never as old-fashioned, easy or carefree as they might appear on the surface. Though Frost used the uncomplicated language of the New England countryside, the themes of his poem were more complicated and darker than it actually appeared on surface. Many of his critics like Barry. E and French R highly criticized his use of irony and skepticism in his poems which made it harder for the readers to interpret the real significance of the poem.

In the poem "The Road Not Taken" Nature comes into play in the first line of the poem when Frost introduces two separate paths that the speaker has come onto in the woods "Two roads diverged in a lovely woods/And sorry I could not travel on both" (line 1-2).He has to make a choice during his...