An analysis of the melancholy in Robert Frost’s poetry
Yan Hongyan, Wei Wei
Robert Frost is one of the most popular American poets in the 20th century. Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. Robert Frost is considered by many critics as an optimistic poet. There are many studies on him and on his poetry. However, the paper analyzes him and his poetry from a newly melancholy perspective. This paper consists of five parts. The first part gives a brief introduction of Robert Frost and his poetry. The second part explores the uncertainty in Frost’s poetry. The third part focuses on analyzing the melancholy themes in Frost’s poetry, especially, the melancholy themes of death and loneliness. The last part comes to a conclusion that melancholy plays a significant role in Frost’s poetry.