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Robert Frosts Metaphoric Uses In many of Robert Frosts poems there are rich evocative metaphors that relate to some event in Frosts life Furthermore the majority of his metaphors include some aspect of the nature found throughout New England Acquainted with the Night and The Road Not Taken are two classic examples of Frost using his powerful metaphors In the poem Acquainted with the Night Frost discusses how he has been acquainted with the night the rain city light and many more soundsactivities that come from the city In every line of the poem there is a new metaphor being introduced Take the lines I have outwalked the furthest city light I have looked down the saddest city lanelines 34 for example The speaker is referring to different experiences that happen in the city to his whole life They are telling we the readers that they have experienced many things from the lows to the highs In the poem The Road Not Taken Frost uses a lot of references to nature in his metaphors Frost describes a typical New England wooded path and compares it to the road of life and choices There are many rich descriptive moments when Frost expresses the beauty of fall woods up north He then brings us step by step through the feeling of the speakers decision making while he is actually talking about making an everyday decision in your everyday life Once again Frost uses a beautiful metaphor to relate it to a normal beings life Frost has very detailed experiences of all walks of life and therefore has a much stronger understanding of life and culture This knowledge led Frost to his success and created much more deep and powerful poems Biography Robert Frost 1874-1963 was born in San Francisco and then moved to the New England area of the country farming teaching raising chickens and doing what he is known for writing harmonious
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