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Compare and Contrast "Out, Out" by Robert Frost and "Mid- Term Break" by Seamus Heaney.
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Compare and Contrast "Out, Out" by Robert Frost and "Mid- Term Break" by Seamus Heaney
In this essay I will be analysing two poems on the theme of death, "Out, Out" by Robert Frost, a poet from rural America and "Mid-Term break" by Seamus Heaney an Irish poet. I will be looking at the effects created by the poets. I will explore how their respective cultures affect their poems.
I will first examine Robert Frost's "Out, Out-". Robert frost lived from 1874 to 1963 and is regarded as of America's best poets. He won the Pulitzer Prize four times for his contribution to literature. Robert Frost grew up on a farm; this obviously influenced the setting of this poem.
The poem's title is "Out, Out-" and is an extract from Macbeth's last soliloquy,
"Out, out brief candle
Life's but a walking shadow."
This indicates that the poem will be about death as Macbeth knows that death is inevitable. It suggests that death will take place in this poem. The hyphen in the title suggests that it is from a larger quote and when we discover its meaning, it creates a fatalistic atmosphere in the
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