“Nature is always hinting at us. It hints over and over again. And suddenly we take the hint.” This quote was taken from Robert Frost and demonstrates his feelings toward nature. Robert Frost is a well known American poet who draws on nature as the subject of his poems. There are three main things that account for Robert Frost’s poetry. In his poems, he uses familiar subjects, like nature, people doing everyday things and simple language to express his thoughts. His poems might be easy to read by some, but not necessarily east to understand. It is not hard to see through his poems, how deeply moved he is by the Earth. In many of Frost’s poems about nature, he recognizes the beauty of nature, but is also confused and sometimes saddened by its continuous change.
Nature is all around us and we, as a society, are bound by its unpredictable changes. Robert Frost finds the beauty of nature, yet is aware of its uncertainty. The majority of Frost’s poems can be connected to the outdoors and a feeling of free that Frost seems to cherish. When Robert Frost’s poems are analyzed in depth, it becomes apparent that his view on nature are quite complex and much more of what is usually seen.
Frost had a love-hate relationship with Mother Nature. In his personal life he reveled in the simple joys of farming and being in touch with the earth. However, what he saw on the underside of nature disturbed him. It is a true study in contrasts. During the time he spent farming in Derry, New Hampshire, working in the fields might have brought him some of the most peaceful moments in his life. Yet, when he turned away from his chores, he realized his world was crumbling around him. His family members grew sick, his children died and, consequently, his marriage grew more distant. As reflective of his personal life, he saw nature as beautiful and full of hope, yet also random and chaotic.
To a large extent, this contrast is displayed in his...