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2019, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A

Study of Robert frost: A modern poet

Author(s): Dr. Shyam Kumar Thakur

Abstract: “The Frost poem, like other typically modern poems, differs from earlier periods in that it not only actually functions in this way, but intentionally defines itself as a poem that would be in these terms. Its indeterminacy is not only a consequence of its rich complexity of meaning, that being of the very essence of all poetry, it is an indeterminacy that announces itself as a confessed enigma by an imperious confidence of tone, full of Miltonic organ notes so inflating to the readers expectations as to make explicit these non-fulfillment. The promise to bring the reader to a state “beyond confusion” leaves him in the dark as to just what such a state would be like. The plentiful advice he receives gives him no practical enlightenment as to what to do. But if this induces the “blank wall” feelings that Pearce has mentioned, it also reveals some procedural truths. We learn, for example, that the contradictions of experience are not miscellaneous collisions, but contracts between opposed limits within a system that meaning can be a spectrum joining contrary thoughts, like old-new, or imaginary-real, and that therefore, even the most harmonious thought naturally displays some tension within the elements of its system, and must generate some measure of doubt and of formlessness.

DOI: 10.33545/27068919.2019.v1.i1a.18

Pages: 46-48 | Views: 1744 | Downloads: 1117

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Dr. Shyam Kumar Thakur. Study of Robert frost: A modern poet. Int J Adv Acad Stud 2019;1(1):46-48. DOI: 10.33545/27068919.2019.v1.i1a.18
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