Robert Frost as a nature poet
Robert Frost is first and foremost a nature poet .He is a country poet whose business is to live with nature rather than through it. The importance and the use of the Frostian treatment of nature may be debatable but it has to be acknowledged that Frostâ€™s poetry is a living tribute to his capacity for minute observation and accurate description. A snow fall, a spring thaw, a bending tree, a valley mist, a brook these are brought not to, but into the experience of a reader. The method is simple and can be analyzed. What he describes is never a spectacle only but an entire adventure with the sight and the act the emotional response comes naturally. The three fuses together and the experience come as a whole to us. It is an effect rare even in the best poetry. The simultaneous descript ion gives the reader almost a sensory instrument with which to share the perception; and since it a natural; anyway, for the reader to identify himself with the author, the result is to bring into the closer touch with this aloof poet than with many poets who directly seek such a companionship.
Frostâ€™s theme in the nature poems are the usual themes of the century. His attitude to nature is modern because it is neither Epicurean nor renaissance. His attitude to nature is scientific in so far as he thinks that nature is indifferent to man and does not take notice of him. On the whole, he suggests, it should be taken as an little more in favor of man. His assuredly a modern attitude towards nature and he should be given his place as the twentieth century exemplar of the American tradition of interpreting nature.
We can find out many beautiful images from his poems like â€œMending Wallâ€, â€œThe death of the Hired Manâ€, â€œThe Road not takenâ€ etc. In the mending wall we find a beautiful images like â€˜frozen-ground-wall, hunters, boulders, yelping dog , spring, pine and apple trees orchard, old-stone savage armed etc.
At last we can say that , throughout his nature poems one gets the feel of frostâ€™s extraordinary intimacy with nature and his hypersensitive lyrical presentation of nature is often a treat to the senses.