Robert Ice (1874- 1963). Robert Ice " was your most widely respected and very honoured American poet with the 20th century (Eiermann). ” Robert Ice was raised in rural New England where he grew a fond like for the outdoors and character (Merriman). His love with nature factors has likely overwhelmed him so much that this has been shown upon in several of his poems including " The Tuft of Flowers, ” " Reluctance, ” and " Birches. ” Among the nature imageries that have been used frequently simply by Robert Frost is the snow imagery. Although the snow images appears in several other poems by Ice we will be dealing with the poetry " Desert Places” and " Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. ” Despite the fact that " Desert Places” and " Visiting Woods over a Snowy Evening” share a large number of qualities including the common images of snow, the picture of the presenter travelling at nighttime and the level of stanzas, they are really as evenly different if not more so. The speakers from the poems have different feelings towards snow and the area that they can be in. As a consequence of the different emotions that the narrators have, the poems will vary moods and themes. As a result the snow imagery in " Desert Places” and " Stopping by Woods on the Snowy Evening” causes the mood and theme of every poem to be significantly several. The snow imagery in " Wilderness Places” and " Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” played an important role in creating the moods for each of the poems. In " Wasteland Places” the snow symbolism conveys the feelings of gloomy loneliness and emptiness. It can be in the first stanza were introduced to the setting with the poem. The speaker is usually outside at nightfall where snow is falling fast. The audio sees the field that is almost totally covered in snow. In order the audio is able to inform that it is a field from all of the snow is a last " few weeds and stubble (Frost, Wilderness., line 4)”. When the speaker looks at the snow covered field, he recognizes the " blanker whiteness of (the) benighted...
Mentioned: Eiermann, Katharena. Aspirennies. 2008. 4 January 2007
Merriman, C. G. The Books Network. 06\. December 2007