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Out Out-- by Robert Frost is a poem about a young boy who dies as a result of cutting his hand using a saw In order to give the reader a clear picture of this bizarre scenario Frost utilizes imagery personification blank verse and variation in sentence length to display various feelings and perceptions throughout the poem Frost also makes a reference to Macbeths speech in the play by Shakespear called Macbeth which is somewhat parallel to the occurrences in Out Out- Frost begins the poem by describing a young boy cutting some wood using a buzz-saw The setting is Vermont and the time is late afternoon The sun is setting and the boys sister calls he and the other workers to come for Supper As the boy hears its dinnertime he gets excited and cuts his hand on accident Immediately realizing that the doctor might amputate his hand he asks his sister to make sure that it does not happen By the time the doctor arrives it is too late and the boys hand is already lost When the doctor gives him anaesthetic he falls asleep and never wakes up again The last sentence of the poem since they the boys family and the doctor were not the one dead turned to their affairs shows how although the boys death is tragic people move on with their life in a way conveying the idea that people only care for themselves Frost uses different stylistic devices throughout this poem He is very descriptive using things such as imagery and personification to express his intentions in the poem Frost uses imagery when he describes the setting of the place He tells his readers the boy is standing outside by describing the visible mountain ranges and sets the time of day by saying that the sun is setting Frost gives his readers an image of the boy feeling pain by using contradicting words such as
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