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A Line Storm Song Essay

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In “A Line-Storm Song”, Robert Frost uses metaphors to demonstrate different interpretations of love. Frost metaphors are used in the themes of nature, destruction, and imagery. Throughout the poem, Frost uses metaphors to enable the reader to view love from different perspectives. His metaphors appeals to the reader because, they are things the reader can relate to and experience in life. His use of analogies allows the reader to envision love in its most beautiful and destructive form.
Nature is used in every poem written by Frost. There are many examples of nature throughout this poem. In lines 9-13 it says, “The birds have less to say for themselves in the wood-world’s torn despair than now these numberless years the elves, although they are no less there: all song of the wood is crushed”. In these lines the mood and tones seems gloomy. Also in lines 14-16 it says, “ Wild, easily shattered rose. Come be my love on the wet woods; come, where the boughs rain when it blows”. These lines contrast the gloomy mood of the previous sentences. In lines 25-28 it says, Oh, never this whelming east wind swells but it seems like the seas return to the ancient lands where it left the shells before the age of the fern”;
In lines 9-13 it says, “The birds have less to say for themselves in the wood-world’s torn despair than now these numberless years the elves, although they are no less there: all song of the wood is crushed”. It is said that birds sing to attract mates or claim territory. In these lines the birds aren’t doing much singing. It says, “all song of the wood is crushed”. Birds are very prideful, boastful creatures much like humans. Maybe the birds are not singing because they have lost something important to them and now feel crushed. Also certain birds such as dove symbolize love because they stay with their partner.
In lines 14-16 it says, “ Wild, easily shattered rose. Come be my love on the wet woods; come, where the boughs rain when it blows”. Roses often symbolize love . Roses are beautiful and delicate much like what some people think of love to be. Flowers start off as a tiny bud then blooms into something beautiful. As the “flower” or love grows there is many difficulties along the way. It takes a lot of work to grow a beautiful “rose “ . It is not always pleasant and beautiful. The thorn represent the difficult times.
In lines 25-28 it says, Oh, never this whelming east wind swells but it seems like the seas return to the ancient lands where it left the shells before the age of the fern”. The speaker could mean that he wishes that their relationship could return to an earlier stage when it was fresh and new. They once had so much passion towards each other and now they have been disconnected, he misses the way they were before. The other way to interpret this is sometimes love and breakups will make you feel as if your whole world has shattered, and there’s nothing much to do but pick up the pieces and keep moving where...

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