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Analysis and comments on Acquainted With the Night by Robert Frost

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Comment 60 of 453, added on April 13th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 59 of 453, added on January 10th, 2010 at 1:16 AM.

Is the Frost poem 'Acquainted With The Night' in public domain?

Leroy Osmon from United States
Comment 58 of 453, added on May 7th, 2009 at 1:06 AM.

Robert Frost was a philosophical writer who had underlining meanings in the
lines of his poetry. In this poem, Frost uses imagery as a literary device
to show the reader both metaphorically and literally, the tone of the poem.
An example of the used imagery is the weather; when the speaker say’s, “I
have walked out in rain – and back in rain” he is explaining how the rain
is beating down on him both outside and inside, and that he can’t escape
it’s relentless thrashing on his body and emotions. The night sets a somber
mood for the poem, and the reader see’s the speaker as an emotionally sad
and deprived person. Frost uses an iambic rhyme scheme, and uses repletion
with the words, “I have.” The main idea of this poem is the speaker’s
loneliness, and his attempt to ponder in his thoughts, though no one hears,
he becomes acquainted with the night.

Kristie Quigley from United States
Comment 57 of 453, added on May 6th, 2009 at 11:49 PM.

Throughout this poem Frost uses imagery to bring out the best of this
scene. This poem is about an individual who walks long distances in
solitude and is comfortable with his own thoughts. He also uses the clock
as a symbol for the moon in this part: "And further still at an unearthly
height One luminary clock against the sky."

Bret Hubert from United States
Comment 56 of 453, added on May 6th, 2009 at 10:15 AM.

In this poem "Acquaited With the Night," by Robert Frost, Frost shows many
examples of diction and imagery which takes place in the city. Diction
reinforces the theme of sadness and loneliness in Frost's poem. "I have
outwalked the furthest city light. I have looked down the saddest city
lane." Through these lines He has tried to avoid his loneliness by walking
until he reaches the furthest light of the city. The persona reflects that
maybe he is outwalking all the lights in the city so he can cleas his mind
and listen to his own thoughts.

tiwi from United States
Comment 55 of 453, added on May 5th, 2009 at 11:07 PM.

In Robert Frost's Acquainted With the Night he demonstrates that he is a
very experienced man. This poem is showing a period of time that must have
been depressing. However, it could not of been the Great Depression due to
the fact that this poem was written in 1928 and the Great Crash didn't
occur until late 1929. Growing up without a father, and moving several
times while young must have been tough for Frost. Quite possibly giving
him some of the experiences in this poem, such as walking somewhere and
back in the pouring rain. Which also is not uncommon seeing as how many
families didn't have cars while he was growing up. This poem has a very
simple rhyme structure, which makes it simple and entertaining to read; one
of Frost's writing styles.

Riley Ludwig from United States
Comment 54 of 453, added on May 5th, 2009 at 9:14 PM.

I've read that Robert Frost had many hardships in his life and may of
suffered from depression.This poem
sounds like it may represent a part of his life where he was lonley and in
a dark place. Talking about night and rain is a lonley and depressing thing
and walking down the saddest city lane unwilling to explain is sad
and indicates he is holding this sadness inside. Hearing a cry from from
away but not to call me back, may mean he is not missed when he is gone,
maybe because he felt a lack of love from his parents or someone close to
him. One luminary clock against the sky is refering to moon, again
something far away and lonley. I think this is a very sad and depresing

ashley engeln from United States

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

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