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In the poem Out-Out by Robert Frost the speaker has a somber serious regretful attitude an ironic tone and a vivid descriptive voice towards the events occurring throughout the poem He the speaker is shown as a witness to the story that takes place Frost uses this dramatic take on a chain of events to guide you through a series of emotions as the poem develops The first thing I noticed in reading the poem was the calm and serene atmosphere that the speaker was describing The buzz saw snarled and rattled in the first line depicts ferocity as if he was trying to foreshadow the saws role in the poem The speaker goes on to describe a nostalgic happy scene in the country on a homestead in the mountains of Vermont He creates this mood by using words and phrases such as sweet-scented stuff and breeze drew across it Five mountain ranges and Under the sunset far into Vermont depicts the location as in the wilderness up in the mountains of Vermont at dusk where he the speaker and the boy were about to call it a day He appears to be laboring along side the boy chopping wood in their yard just before the boys sister calls out to them supper This implies that the speaker has a close relationship with the other characters in the poem hinting that he is in fact the boys father Describing the boy as a big boy doing a mans work although child at heart and talk of pleasing him by giving him the half hour off work that he enjoys further implies that the speaker knows the boy well and has a close relationship to him The poem grows more somber as the speaker starts to reveal a feeling of regret The phrase Call it a day I wish they would have said to please the boy by giving him the half hour that a boy
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