Presentation on theme: "By Dylan De La Garza & Gabriel Barba. The poem was the last poem in the book New Hampshire. The poem was published in 1920, in Harper's Magazine. Was."— Presentation transcript:
The poem was the last poem in the book New Hampshire. The poem was published in 1920, in Harper's Magazine. Was the 8 th poem in the Miscellaneous Poems to 1920 In 1920 Robert Frost moves to Shaftsbury, Vermont but keeps the farm in Franconia as a summer home.
Versed means experienced or skilled in; knowledgeable about. The title puts the implication on having to know or have knowledge on country things to understand how nature is affect by human interaction.
The poem is about A house and farm that burn down into ashes. The Speaker describes the scene with talking about the fire in the farm and house firefighters, flowers, birds, and country things.
Imagery Lines 1-2 “ The House had gone to bring again To midnight sky a sunset glow.” This is Imagery by using the sense of sight to describe the scenery of when the fire to the house was happening. Lines 17-20 “ Yet for them the lilac renewed its leaf, and the aged elm, though touched with fire; And the dry pump flung up an awkward arm; And the fence post carried a strand of wire.” This is imagery because of the way that Robert Frost is describing the sight of what the result of what the fire did and the re- birth of nature. Line 3-4 “ Now the Chimney was all of the house that stood, Like a pistil after the petals go.” This is a simile because the chimney and pistil are being compared by the chimney is the only part of the house that I standing tall by its self just like a pistil when the petals of a flower get removed. Line 15-16 “ Their murmur more like the sigh we sigh From too much dwelling on what has happened.” This is a simile because of the bird sounds and humans sigh being compared by the way of exhaustion with the barn and house being burnt down. They sigh because of the way that their home has been destroyed. Simile
Symbolism Lines 13-14 “The Birds that came to it through the air at broken windows flew out and in their murmur more like the sigh we sigh from too much dwelling on what has been.” This is symbolism because Robert Frost uses the birds to express his sympathy for the loss of the House. The birds cries give the tone of what Robert Frost is feeling towards the loss of the House. The sighs are actually Robert Frost sighs because of the fact that he lived in the House that he had gotten so comfortable in.
Tone The speaker’s attitude is sadness due to the loss of the home he got so settled into and was comfortable in in which he created an attachment due to “Much Dwelling.” At first in lines 1-12 there is tragic presents sense the has affected the poem with the fire from the house The lines 17-20 is about re-birth from nature after the fire. The lines 21-24 express how its not really the birds sentimentalism in the loss but rather his own. Mood
The shift of the poem is from lines 1 through 12 the speaker is talking about the tragic accident of the House and Farm being burnt down and then the firefighters going to put out the flame. The goes from lines 12 through 20 the speaker is talking about the way the nature (Country Things) is being affected through the flowers, plants, and birds, Then goes from lines 21 through 24 that becomes a rejoicing time when the birds return to their nest with their family happy they are all fine.
The theme of the poem is Man vs. Nature. The theme of Man vs. Nature due to how human interaction in nature does not phase nature. Nature will always be dominant and won’t have sympathy for human interaction.
These are the birds that are being described in the poem and bring a symbolist way of sentimental feelings of the speaker.