The philosophy in Frost's poems is an investigation showing him alive as a person and poet, showing him in the process of thinking through rethinking, and formulating many of his most important beliefs, ideas and observations, and epigrams. This essay evaluates central issues in Frost's life, thinking and writing. It observes and focusses on a remarkable intelligence at work and provides access to the processes underlying Frost's performances, as well as catalogs of his most important concerns. It also focusses on Frost's more general observations concerning human nature and behavior and on his social, scientifically philosophical views. It simply shows that Frost belongs in the company of America's greatest writers.
"Sometimes people treat poetry as if it was the special repository of ideals, as if poetry was where ideals are kept alive - kept going, and that all poets are, by virtue of being poets, idealist."
This essay look at how Frost can be considered as one such idealist.
Frost is both a romantic poet and a modernist as he reveals the beauty and splendor of the natural world wile using it as a foundation for exploring greater issues of the human condition, Frost's poems are detailed in its synecdochical form, which enables the reader to be drawn into his muse and see greater issues from with in, at his poems feature and vagueness that creates a complicated boundary opening up a multitude of interpretive possibilities. This dissertation has analyzed several of Frost's poems and reveal the way in which Frost battles life and death, uses the synecdoche to symbolize greater issues with small details, and allows vagueness to permeate the spirit of poetry so that we are often left in a state of wonder. Religion is also explored in his poetry. Some poems exhibit the battle between natural beauty and the problems of human condition. The cycle of life and death is also represented in poems. As in 'Birches' where though the man desires to climb up to heaven but again he is put back on earth as the birch trees put the boy down on the group. Death is only a temporary escape. How nature is so deeply connected with philosophy of life is exposed here in this poem. Not only life cycle but all the ups and downs in life, that is connected with nature's fluctuations is also a powerful symbolic representation by Frost through his poems.
Frost's nature poems offer us the possibility of finding salvation through discovering something about ourselves in the process of observing nature. It is certainly possible that to think that we can learn something from nature. Ref (p.421, Liebman) through life we are not able to fully adopt the same poetic philosophy of John Keats or William Wordsworth. We can learn more about ourselves as humans even if nature is fearful, ironic, enjoy nature. Sheldon W.Liebman contemplates that "Frost's poet suggests yet another connection with romanticism - the belief that life-changing and life saving because it is not a projection of one's own needs or desires. Rather, it is actually cognitive", (p.429, Liebman)
Frost's nature poems never take a repeated path; each one differs from the other in what it offers man in his search for truth, knowledge, and salvation. Truth may be found in any element of nature; many of his poems such as stopping by woods on a 'snowy evening' also suggest search for truth, though in a different Dimension. The deepest impact on human life, if is there that is only that of nature. Frost tends to use nature to symbolize something that has to do with human life or situations that human face. There usually a deeper meaning buried in his work. Even in the poem "The road not taken" gives the suggestion that choice has a greater significance in life. The poem supplies the reader with a situation that each person has to face at least one situation in their lives. That situation being that everyone has to struggle to try and put their life on the right road. The road which leads them to what they believe to be happiness.[...]
Chapter - I
Chapter – II
2.1 American Literature Of Overview
2.2. American Poetry
2.3 Robert Forest’s Biography
Chapter – III
3.1 Philosophy Of Nature In Life
3.2. Philosophy Their Responsibility:
3.3 Stylistic Concerns:
Chapter – IV
4.2 Philosophy Of Life And Death:
Criticisms And Other Important Publications