Robert Lee Frost was born March 26th, 1874. He died January 29, 1963. Robert Frost was born in San Francisco, California. He got his inspiration from the nature in his farm. Robert Frost was an American poet who received four Pulitzer Prizes for poetry. He was also a member of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity, while he was studying at Dartmouth College.
He is that fallen lance that lies as hurled,
That lies unlifted now, come dew, come rust,
But still lies pointed as it plowed the dust.
If we who sight along it round the world,
See nothing worthy to have been its mark,
It is because like men we look too near,
Forgetting that as fitted to the sphere,
Our missiles always make too short an arc.
They fall, they rip the grass, they intersect
The curve of earth, and striking, break their own;
They make us cringe for metal-point on stone.
But this we know, the obstacle that checked
And tripped the body, shot the spirit on
Further than target ever showed or shone.
I think this poem is saying that this person that the poet is talking about has stayed strong and held his ground in hard times. This poem stuck out to me because it had a great theme/ message. This isn't necessarily a poem i relate to, but it really stood out to me. I think that the poet was happy person because the poem "The Soldier" was about staying positive and strong in hard times.
Emphasis On The Poem
The rhyme scheme of the poem "The Soldier" is A,B,B,A. This poem has 3 quatrains and one couplet. This poem also uses a lot of personification. One example is "
They fall, they rip the grass, they intersect". The use of personification emphasis the message/ theme of the poem. It makes reading the poem more interesting opposed to reading this like a paragraph.
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