ROBERT FROST AS A POET
INTRODUCTION: Robert Frost is one of the greatest of American poets. He received more honours than any other contemporary literary figure in
AS A POET: Frost has won worldwide fame and recognition as a poet. The first thing that strikes the eye is the extreme simplicity of his poetry. He writes on the simplest themes in the most easy and simple manner. Due to this he is appreciated by the readers. They go to him again and again without any trouble. A careful reading of his poems reveals that he is extraordinary, subtle and intricate. They have a rich texture. There we find layers within the layers of meaning. He makes extensive use of symbols to convey profound truths. In this respect he can be compared with Eliot, Yeats, Pound and Auden.
TREATMENT OF RURAL LIFE: Frost is a great pastoral poet. He writes of rural people, occupations, events and situations. For that he uses the simple colloquial language of country folk. In his poetry we do not find the city scenery and city people. His personages are all new Englanders. His poetry is the record of their character and habits. It is also the record of the various aspects of their lives and activities, their beliefs, ideals, traditions and codes of conduct. Frost achieved success in capturing the simplicity and naturalness of the earliest Greek masters of pastoral poetry. He has succeeded in imparting universal validity and significance to pastoral art.