Frost’s Early Poems

by: Robert Frost

Suggested Essay Topics

4. Discuss Robert Frost’s applications of “the sound of sense.”

5. In both “Stopping by Woods” and “The Road Not Taken,” the speaker hesitates en route. Compare these hesitations. Do they derive from the same impulse and misgiving or are they distinct?

6. What is the effect of simple language in “Mending Wall”?

7. Compare themes in “The Wood-Pile” to themes in “The Tuft of Flowers.”

8. Discuss the importance of form in “Fire and Ice.”