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ENG201-poem crituw - Brian Freedman English 201 Literary...

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Brian Freedman English 201 Literary criticism February 19, 2008 Robert Frost’s Desert Places- A Critique There are many things that someone could take from the poem by Robert Frost Desert Places. But when you are trying to find the true meaning of a poem I fully and completely believe that it is important to take into account the time it which the poem was written, who the poem was written by along with the emotional condition of the author. Now in most cases finding out all that information would be considered to be very difficult. But that can be supplemented by looking at other works by the author written at around the same time. If we apply this philosophy to the Desert Places written by Robert Frost , we can see that this poem was written by a man who was known to be crazy and deeply emotional. The original interpretation of “the road less traveled” to the actual meaning of the poem is prime example of how Robert Frost carries deeper more sullen meanings in his poems. Desert places reflect abandonment, isolation, and a general feeling of being
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENG 201 taught by Professor Spiling during the Spring '08 term at George Mason.

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ENG201-poem crituw - Brian Freedman English 201 Literary...

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