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International Journal of Advanced Academic Studies

2019, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A

Symbolism in frost's poetry


Author(s): Dr. Shyam Kumar Thakur

Abstract: Frost is a great regional poet and the scenes and sights, characters and events of New England form the basis of his poetry. He does not depict all even of this limited region. There is a constant selection and ordering of material. Even of New England, he deals only with the region that lies North of Boston, and of this region, too, only with the countryside and country-dwellers. The result of this sifting and selecting of material is that his regionalism acquires a symbolic significance. The region of North of Boston becomes a microcosm of the world at large, and his Yankee characters become symbolic of human nature in all ages and countries. Emotional responses of his dramatis personae acquire a deeper significance as being symbolic of basic human responses. For example, the emotional agitation of the mother in Home Burial, and the fate of the servant in The Death of the Hired Man, are symbolic of the emotional stress and strain, isolation and alienation, which are the lot of humanity in the modern age. In this way, he is able to embody vast concepts and infinite depths within little space. Vast vistas are thus presented to the mind’s eye, and the effect created is one of unlimited expansion. It thus becomes possible to read even the simplest of his poems at a number of levels.

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Dr. Shyam Kumar Thakur. Symbolism in frost's poetry. International Journal of Advanced Academic Studies. 2019; 1(2): 37-39.
International Journal of Advanced Academic Studies