A Comparison of Robert Frost's 'The Hill Wife' and 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening' with Regard to the Representation of Nature
Essay from the year 2012 in the subject Literature - Modern Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Dortmund, course: 20th Century Poetry, language: English, abstract: When comparing Robert Frost's poems 'The Hill Wife' and 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening', the first thing that strikes the eye is what ominous and dark connotations the simplest natural events seem to carry. In his poem 'The Hill Wife', Robert Frost invokes a theme of peril by giving a sense of foreboding to everyday occurrences in a married couple's life. These occurrences are mostly physical and biological events, such as the swarming of birds, the dark in the night, or the scratching on windows of branches moved by the wind. One occurrence however - though not unambiguously so - hints at the reason of the later death of the woman.
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