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In the poem Design by Robert Frost the speaker tries to convey a message of some protruding evil that occurs in everyday life The poem is designed to make the reader see different signs of small evils in our lives Then the poet brings all the information about evil together to pose his master point that there is an evil design that hangs in and is part of our everyday world This evil deign is in everything we know for it is a force of nature just like many other things Just as every piece of matter is made up of atoms our world and life are made up of parts of evil that sometimes manifest themselves for no reason accept that there is evil and that evil manifests itself during life The speaker of this poem starts the poem out with a contrast He is looking at a dimpled spider fat and white on a white heal-all holding up a moth1-2 First above all people usually expect spiders to be black so the fact that the author describes a white spider is a bit peculiar White usually stands for something virtuous and pure not evil or deadly But so far the image that we have is this white spider on the white heal-all plant Then the speaker gives us another image on the heal-all the dangling moth that is the spiders newest prey The speaker offsets the image of a moth with a comma to first convey the image of the almost cute spider fat dimpled and white on a plant called a heal-all Then he destroys that image by showing the reader the whole scene the - 1 -dangling moth but not until the comma Therefore the speaker was deliberately trying -Mandelbaum p2- to show the reader that things are not as they appear for the once friendly looking spider we now know to be deadly In the third line the
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