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Robert Frosts A Dream Pang exemplifies human inability to accept assistance in time of great need The narrator in this poem paints a picture of regret for the audience in a non obvious manner The chance to express how one truly feels toward a person comes and goes in an instant Frost begins the poem with two eye catching lines I had withdrawn in forest and my song Was swallowed up in leaves that blew away1-2 The first two lines show an emotional torn person attempting to find his way Frost uses leaves blowing away as imagery in line two to exemplify the short windows of opportunity we are given He paints the picture in the readers head of Instantaneous loss opportunity because of failure to acknowledge Love for another Frosts display of self questioning helps the reader understand the indecisiveness in the narrators mind This was my dream and looked and pondered long4 Frosts use of the word dreams is instance of desire in one subconscious thought processThis common cognition arises in times of need and self questioning And the sweet pang it cost me not to callFrost 13 Eben Bass of the Duke University Press communicates that the man suffered great pain for not answering his lovers callThis demonstrates that lovers will not wait around forever and theres is only limited time of opportunity to prove your love for someone before it disappears Frost demonstrated that not seizing opportunities has many painful ramificationsBass also believes that narrator was with his lover all alone and that he was just in the middle of a painful nightmare The last lines of the poem reveal that the poem had elements of a dreamThis look into the narrators subconscious mind reveals the innate fear of losing a lover Frost communicates tis not true that thus I dwelt aloof For the wood wakes and you are here for proof15-16The wood is a symbol for
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