Robert Frost | Critical Essay by Robert Penn Warren

This literature criticism consists of approximately 8 pages of analysis & critique of Robert Frost.
This section contains 2,185 words
(approx. 8 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Robert Penn Warren

Critical Essay by Robert Penn Warren

A large body of criticism has been written on the poetry of Robert Frost, and we know the labels which have been used: nature poet, New England Yankee, symbolist, humanist, skeptic, synecdochist, anti-Platonist, and many others. These labels have their utility, true or half true as they may be. They point to something in our author. But the important thing about a poet is the kind of poetry he writes. (p. 118)

In any case, I do not want to begin by quarreling with the particular labels. Instead, I want to begin with some poems and try to see how their particular truths are operative within the poems themselves. (p. 119)

As a starting point I am taking one of Frost's best-known and most widely anthologized pieces, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."… It will lead us to...

(read more)

This section contains 2,185 words
(approx. 8 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Robert Penn Warren
Follow Us on Facebook