Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
April 18th, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 103,948 comments.
Analysis and comments on Acquainted With the Night by Robert Frost

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 [20]

Comment 8 of 198, added on May 5th, 2005 at 5:28 PM.

i think this poem means he been so much and in and out in pain. that deep
dude peace out...

Alejandra quintero from United States
Comment 7 of 198, added on March 31st, 2005 at 5:02 PM.

I think this poem is Great! It's my favorite porm right above "The Road Not
Taken."

Charlie
Comment 6 of 198, added on January 30th, 2005 at 11:22 AM.

It seems to me that Frost is trying to use distance in this poem. "I have
OUTWALKED the FURTHEST city light," "I have PASSED by the watchman," "When
FURTHER still at an unhearthly HEIGHT." If you look at Frost's other works,
he uses nature as a repeated theme. This poem sounds more urban and
city-like to me. So I think that the narrarater in Frost's poem is trying
to separate himself from this lonely, depressing urban environment and
return to the countryside which he adores.

Sidra Zaidi from United States
Comment 5 of 198, added on January 21st, 2005 at 8:14 AM.

this poem reminds me of my of me pooping

aunt jamima from New Zealand
Comment 4 of 198, added on January 21st, 2005 at 12:54 AM.

The "luminary clock" Neale asked about could possibly be a metaphor for the
moon. It could also mean the sundial you mentioned, but I have my doubts.

Jack
Comment 3 of 198, added on January 7th, 2005 at 12:22 AM.

There is a large town clock with a bright illuminated dial on what I
believe is Amherst, MA, city hall at Boltwood and Main. Frost was teaching
at Amherst College in 1928, the date the poem was published. I wonder if
that was the "luminary clock" in the poem. Does anyone know?

Neale Adams from Canada
Comment 2 of 198, added on September 22nd, 2004 at 2:01 PM.

My favourite poem.

Dick from New Zealand
Comment 1 of 198, added on September 21st, 2004 at 3:30 PM.

The rhyme scheme is known as terza rima: ABA BCB CDC ...

Mark Daniell from United States

This poem has been commented on more than 10 times. Click below to see the other comments.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 [20]
Share |


Information about Acquainted With the Night

Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 21. Acquainted With the Night
Volume: West-Running Brook
Year: 1928
Added: Feb 1 2004
Viewed: 66164 times
Poem of the Day: May 16 2003


Add Comment

Do you have any comments, criticism, paraphrasis or analysis of this poem that you feel would assist other visitors in understanding this poem better? If they are accepted, they will be added to this page of American Poems. Together we can build a wealth of information, but it will take some discipline and determination.

Do not post questions, pleas for homework help or anything of the sort, as these types of comments will be removed. The proper place for questions is the poetry forum.

Please note that after you post a comment, it can take up to an hour before it is visible on the website! Rest assured that your comment is not lost, so don't enter your comment again.

Comment on: 21. Acquainted With the Night
By: Robert Frost

Name: (required)
E-mail Address: (required)
Country:
Show E-mail Address:
Yes No
Subject:
Poem Comments:

Poem Info

Frost Info
Copyright © 2000-2012 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links | Bookstore