is the trend beginning with mid nineteenth century French literature and

Is the trend beginning with mid nineteenth century

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is the trend, beginning with mid nineteenth-century French literature and extending to late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century authors, toward depictions of contemporary life and society as it was, or is. As seen in several of the poems presented written by Robert Frost, Frost is very interested in the activities of everyday life, because it is this side of humanity that is the most "real" to him. Even the most basic act in a normal day can have numerous hidden meanings that need only to be explored by a poetic mind. For example, in the poem "Mowing," the simple act of mowing hay with a scythe is transformed into a discussion of the value of hard work and the traditions of the New England countryside. As Frost argues in the poem, by focusing on "reality," the real actions of real people, a poet can sift through the unnecessary elements of fantasy and discover "Truth." Moreover, Frost believes that the emphasis on everyday life allows him to communicate with his readers more clearly; they can empathize with the struggles and emotions that are expressed in his poems and come to a greater understanding of "Truth" themselves. {Modernism} Virginia Woolf professed that human nature underwent a fundamental change “on or about December 1910.” The statement addresses the modern writer’s fervent desire to break with the past,
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  • Spring '16
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  • Poetry, Romanticism, eternal¬†life, Northern English Colonies, putative eternal life

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