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ENG201Y1 (2)

Frost Poems

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John Reibetanz

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th ENG201Y1Y (Summer) Reading Poetry May 18 , 2011 Lecture #2 The Pastoral Perspective and Robert Frost Pastoral Poetry rural setting Frost sets his poetry in rural New England from the perspective of a farmer in order to show the entire world moves from the specific to the universal the pastoral poet implicitly argues that the larger world (politics, etc) has lost sight of its roots in nature The Pasture insists that we come too. He promises that well understand whats fundamental in being human. The pastoral is invitational. It invites us to come back to the place weve lost in poetry (verbally) This is more than image, though. Its the way landscape forms through the nexus of images into the symbol The pastoral method brings these images into a globecircle where the images are all connected and opens into a vista of other meanings; the reader helps to create the poem through interpretation the poet is
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