Ghost House Essay

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In “Ghost House”, Robert Frost uses various analogies to show the beauty of the cycle of life and nature. Frost’s analogies are used in the themes of nature, remorse, and nostalgia. Throughout the poem he uses metaphors, to enable the reader to view his work from numerous perspectives. His use of imagery throughout the poem, implements the reader to expand their speculations on the meaning of the poem. Frost’s use of imagery and analogies allows the reader to envision an abandon house that nature is reclaiming.
in the poem “Ghost house” the speaker is visiting his old residence and is feeling very remorseful. it is very evident that he is feeling remorseful through his descriptions of his old home. In lines 1-3 he says “I dwell in a lonely house I know that vanished many a summer ago, and left no trace but the cellar walls.” By his description of the house he seems unhappy with the condition of the house. In lines 11-13 he says “I dwell with a strangely aching heart in that vanished abode far apart on that disused road.” It is evident that he is feeling wistful and melancholy. Also you can tell he is not pleased with the visit and the way the house looks.
In lines 1-3 the speaker says “I dwell in a lonely house I know that vanished many a summer ago, and left no trace but the cellar walls.” It is evident that the speaker is feeling remorseful. You can conclude that the speaker once lived in this house and that there is no one living in this house, because he says “a lonely house I know.” From the description of the house you can infer that the house is in very poor condition, this may be his main reasons for feeling this way. There is nothing much left of the house except for the cellar. Also you can assume that the house is old because he says that “it vanished many a summer ago.” Maybe the house is so old that it has decayed.
In lines 11-13 he says “ I dwell with a strangely aching heart in that vanished abode far apart on that disused road.” He is not pleased with the condition of the house. Although he may be feeling remorseful he could also be feeling bitter sweet. You can assume he is feeling bitter sweet because he says “I dwell with a strangely” aching heart. This gives the thought that he is feeling more than just remorseful. This house could bring back lots of memories some good and some bad. The speaker could be feeling bitter sweet because of the condition of the house. This house may have had a significant meaning to him. Now there is nothing much left of the house, and it has pretty much been forgotten because it is on an old road that is no longer in use. You can assume that this house was something that he once took pride in because he refers to it as “abode”.
Nature plays a tremendous role throughout this poem. The speaker uses nature to display the condition of the house. In lines 3-5 the speaker says “left no trace but the cellar walls, and a cellar wall in which daylight falls, and the purple-stemmed raspberries...

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