For those of us like myself who This book is hard to classify, but the writing is almost like poetry. But this cry was not made either to call him back or to say good-bye to him. The narrator would much rather prefer the comfort of loneliness than the company of neighbors. We really feel for the narrator, looking at him essentially as a figure upon whom life has passed by. It is during the night that he has taken many long walks, even when it has been raining. The narrator describes his loneliness as he walks the isolated city streets at night. The narrator goes as far as to build a barrier between him and others.
He discusses our fears of the night, why we sometimes suffer from insomnia, creativity at night, nocturnal animals. This book is hard to classify, but the writing is almost like poetry. Just like with the word night, the rain can also serve as a metaphor for something dark. Frost follows with two more declarative sentences to end the first stanza. He knows the city and the night; this is knowledge that the speaker does not have.
When the interrupted cry breaks over the roofs from another street, he stops his feet, but it is a cry that concerns him not at all--no one calls him home. The poem has an almost confessional tone to it. He even assigns it to Orion's right shoulder which only makes sense if we assume Orion the person is facing us. He admits to the reader that the cry from several streets away is not for him. Second Stanza The second stanza parallels the first in both structure and tone. There are five stanzas in this poem, and each stanza describe different activities in the mind of the narrator. Knowing Robert Frost as a person can give us a much better view of Robert Frost, the poet.
We also get a picture of the very troubled and depressed Frost himself. Although he is in a city, he feels completely isolated from everything around him. GradeSaver, 12 May 2009 Web. A fun and entertaining read for night owls. Could this so called clock be a symbol of the distant moon in the sky? What results however is a disjointed patchwork of elements and style. I have passed by the watchman on his beat And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain. He has no family or friends to wait for him.
I have walked out in rain—and back in rain. The rhyme scheme for this poem is: aba, bcb, cdc, dad, aa, which is a slightly variation from the traditional terza rima rhyme scheme of aba, bcb, cdc, ded, ee. His most famous poems include and , although many are familiar with Acquainted with the Night. I have outwalked the furthest city light. The poet has used some allusions: 'Night' is associated with gloom, ignorance and suffering, just as 'light' is linked with happiness, purity and knowledge.
The subjects were obviously well-researched as well as Dewdney taking the time to arrange the pieces into a cohesive whole. The main theme of the poem is the loneliness in human life. The author uses the traditional form of the sonnet that has 14 lines with a strict standard. Some key aspects like his explanation of civil, nautical, and astronomical twilight fall short of the needs of this book. Acquainted With The Night The writer of the poem, Acquainted With The Night, Robert Frost has an outstanding contribution in the fields of lyric poetry and dramatic narrative poetry during his lifetime.
As I read for the first few times, I pictured the watchman as his father. These subjects are covered in 12 chapters — one for each of the 12 hours of the night -- and are written in a very engaging, readable voice. The rhyming scheme is like aba, bcb, cdc, ee or aba, bcb, cdc, e. No prayers are suggested, no resources beyond the simple human acquaintance with all that the bare narrative implies. What he is trying to find is unclear but still he shows that life is lonelier than ever and man has become a stranger to his own shadow. He is not laying claim to a sense of darkness and deprivation which is unknown to other men; he is neither making a defiant gesture nor seeking comfort.
The most crucial element of his depression is his complete isolation. The plainness, the unvarnished factual character of the telling, the surest evidence that command has been attained. As a poet, Dewdney somewhat excelled in procuring the best verses, prose and quotes from the greatest writers and artists. Frost served as consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress from 1958 to 1959. The night, it harbours our fears, exposes our weaknesses but the darkness is a pivotal key to our health and the health of our planet. This has now become my favorite book about the night.