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Critical comment based on the poem By Robert Frost Desert Places.

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Critical comment based on the poem By Robert Frost "Dessert Places". Desert Places Introduction Robert Frost's devotional four - stanza poem "Desert Places" contrasts the beauty of winter with depression and loneliness. Frost's direct and simple word pattern and choice within each stanza help to convey the idea of loneliness. Each stanza which constitutes the poem organizes the images clearly of a lonely state which overcomes the beauty of a winter day. Throughout the usage and control of a rhyme scheme pattern, and recurring sounds and words, Frost is able to describe the characteristics of loneliness. ...read more.

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Such pattern creates a unique emphasis on Frost's idea of loneliness. Frost's lines and stanza arrangement provide the poem a form and meaning essential to the context of loneliness, contrasted with the beauty of a snowy day. The first stanza focuses on the image of snow covering "weeds and stubble" (line 4),1 and the animals smothering "in their lairs"(line 6). Frost goes on asserting that he "too is absent- spirited to count" and indicates that "loneliness" conquers him. These first two stanzas connect in certain way the speaker with nature's bleakness. ...read more.

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This idea prevails as the main focus in the last stanza, in which the speaker describes his feelings of emptiness asserting that: "They cannot scare me with their empty spaces Between stars- on stars where no human race is. I have it in me so much nearer home To scare myself with my own desert places." (lines 13-16) In conclusion, Frost's poem provides an organizational pattern for its contents and images. At the same time the structure is integral in the sense that a beautiful snow day can be contrasted with one of human's most recurrent emotional state, loneliness. ...read more.

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