Monday, November 24, 2008

Robert Frost's Imagery

Robert Frost uses simple nature imagery in his poems.  However, these "simple" images do not mean the poems are simplistic.  Let's look at his poems.  

Choose a poem from the list on Poetry Foundation.

Use Literary Graffiti to draw the dominant images in the poem, and then give your interpretation of these images.

Example of what it might look like:

Here is a larger version of the picuture on Flickr. 


What do the critics have to say about Frost's poems? Compare your interpretations with those of critics at Modern American Poetry

Visit The Friends of Robert Frost website for student tutorials and more.  The images in Frost's poetry evoke a strong sense of place, and this website has an interesting page about all the places Frost lived.  

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