Though often antagonistic to organized religion, Frost must nevertheless be recognized as a spiritual poet who combines doubt with faith, despair with hope and darkness with light.
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The dominant critical discourse surrounding the poet holds that beneath the surface of Frost s homespun wisdom and provincial charm beats the heart of a despairing man, whose poetry reflects the abandonment of hope, the stark confrontation between the frail and fleeting human and the indifferent and eternal universe.
This study does not seek to invalidate this critical perspective entirely, but it does propose a modulation and counter-reading.
Robert Lee Frost, was born on March 26,1874 in San Francisco.
Frost spent the first eleven years of his life in San Francisco until the death of his father.
He always portrays nature in a friendly light, never seeing it in anything cruel.
His descriptions tend to be earthy and of the soil and yet he sometimes reaches high aesthetic peaks particularly in the "Death of the Hired Man." In his lyrics and fantasies Frost shows his interest in Nature throughout his poems on the seasons, flowers, fruit, the moon, the stars, the sky, animals, and particularly in rural scenes.
White again, the moth also represents innocence, just as the spider and heal-all do.
This model is ironic: an innocent spider on an innocent heal-all holds up an innocent dead moth.