desert place - it have it-it is theirs All animals are...

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Li, 1 Ying Li Dr. Muriel Brennan ENG 110AG May 3, 2008 Title : Desert Places Author : Robert Frost Response: Robert Frost’s Desert Place, like its title, is all about the nature of an emptiness and loneliness. The poem employs many metaphors to express his feeling. For example, he uses desert to show how loneliness is a part of human life. At the beginning, “Snow falling and night falling fast” (Frost), Frost juxtaposes snow and night together to create a sense of loneliness and emptiness. The meaning is derived directly from the surrounding. Here, the surrounding is covered up by snow at night, which represents the color of white and dark illustrating the author’s blue tone. The whiteness shows the author’s feeling of solitude as well as the darkness reflects his fear of loneliness. On the other hand, the author also holds envy toward the woods and animals in this setting. “The woods around
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Unformatted text preview: it have it---it is theirs. / All animals are smothered in their lairs,…” (Frost). The woods and animals in this poem symbolize the company of others. Compared to human’s depression of loneliness, the woods and animals lead simple lives and are not able to have this desolation; the suffering from loneliness seems to be inevitable to humans. Winter is the perfect season to express solitude, and people deem it a very depressing time of the year. Winter has no colorful scenery but full of whiteness. Snow covers everything up and the cold makes the world seem empty. Through Desert Places , Frost explores his own feeling and observation on isolation in the world. Although the Li, 2 author expresses his solitude, in the last part of this poem, he exhibits a strong attitude to endure the loneliness no matter how hard the human life could be....
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