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Compare and Contrast on RobertFrost Provide Provide and PeterMeinke Advice to My Son Robert Frost s Provide Provide and Peter Meinkes Advice To My Son these two poems deserve to be compared Frosts Poem Provide Provide uses language that is in a fairly straightforward and literal way and states the theme in the final lines Peter Meinkes Advise to My Son conclude with a statement of them that is more difficult to apprehend because it is made with figurative language and symbols This difference will be readily apparent if you compare the final lines of Frost and Meinke in each poem Frost has a more harsh way of looking at life and giving advice about success and the future while Meinke seems more nurturing about giving his advice as a father figure Frost Die early and avoid the fate or if pre destined to die late make up your mind to die in state My interpretation if this line is Since everyone grows old and everyone dies it is better to make the most of ones life and die with pride rather than bitter and alone This is true but could Frost be a little human about it Meinke As if each may be your last But at the same time plan long range A Father tries to tell his son how to spend his time how to live his life to the fullest To live each day as if it might be his last and yet still plan for the future This seems to me a not very harsh approach on giving advice Frost stanza Some have relied on what they knew Others on being simply true What worked for them might work for you Here Frost is saying it is up to you to provide for yourself and heirs Where is the planning Meinke stanza To be specific between the peony and the rose here
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