Acquainted with the Night

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Desert Places

by Robert Frost Snow falling and night falling fast, oh, fast In a field I looked into going past, And the ground almost covered smooth in snow, But a few weeds and stubble showing last. The woods around it have it - it is theirs. All animals are smothered in their lairs. I am too … Continue reading Desert Places

On “Acquainted with the Night” by Robert Frost

The alienation of the cityscape creates a profound sense of isolation, which is represented not just in the images but also in the construction of the lines. Every sentence in this poem begins with “I.”

Robert Frost ~ Clarity through Form and Suspension

The moments of clarity in Frost’s poems, his “momentary stays against confusion,” are achieved through form.