All The Difference

Robert Frost

Frost moved to New England at age 11 where he stayed until age 65, when he sailed to Britain and wrote his most famous poetry 

The perplexing thing about Robert Frost as a poet is that he is able to make the reader feel like they are with him, trudging through the snowy forests of New England, even though most of his poems were published while in Europe and he has long since passed. That’s the beauty of Frost’s poetry, his ability to actually connect with the reader through just his words. He didn’t try and raid the thesaurus when writing, rather he took vocabulary that could be understood by the common folk and applied that to his work. This can be seen in his reading of his famous poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening where Frost uses conversational vocabulary to create such a deep and meaningful tone.

Anyone can describe the woods in the winter, and truthfully one could find far more beautiful words to do the scene justice, but Robert Frost does not need those words. His words resonate so strongly with the people he wants them to resonate with in just the right ways. For those that live in New England he does not need to say much for them to understand exactly what he is describing. The poem is also understood by those that have never even been to the area, because Frost so elegantly describes the forest that anyone can picture themselves there. This relation to people from all areas and walks of life is what makes all the difference in Frost’s poetry.

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