Both poems tackle the issue of child death, although both from very different perspectives. Frost uses personification to present and describe the buzz-saw. And the saw snarled and rattled, snarled and rattled, As it ran light, or had a bear to load. And nothing happened:day was all but done Call it a day, I wish they might have said To please the boy by giving him the half hour That a boy counts so much when saved from work. . Work back then had unimaginable conditions that made you want to cry.
And nothing happened: day was all but done. Historical Context Out, Out is found in anthology Mountain Interval, which was published in 1916. Those attending him are in shock, yet the last lines of the poem tell us that they've 'turned to their affairs,' since they 'were not the one dead,' which makes for somewhat abrupt and cold end to the poem. As when the reader knows these were the actual words of the boy, it makes us feel sorry for him. The doctor put him in the dark of ether. Posted on 2012-01-26 by a guest.
At point in the poem, it seems as though the chainsaw is blamed for this tragedy that befalls. I mention word choice because never in this poem does he use words that are difficult to understand, but simple words arranged in such a way that makes his deeper meaning accessible. In the following line Frost uses a very clever device of repetition and onomatopoeia. It is short, it can change at any moment, and death is inevitable. This particular poem of Robert Frosts is quite deceptive at first, and we believe it to be another of Frosts pastoral poems a. He reminds us that, while our deaths may be unexpected, life will go on after we depart. And nothing happened: day was all but done.
The poem's loneliness has the ability to transcend nature and drill a hole through the mind of the narrator so that all hope for relationships with man and nature are abandoned. The speaker says that the day is done and it is time for the saw to stop cutting woods, that is, it is time for the worker to take rest after a long day of hard work. The message: this is reality, this is what happens in real life, we all must move on. It's interesting and worth noting that at this point, the speaker also interjects his opinion into the poem by saying he wishes the adults might have 'call ed it a day,' foreshadowing the tragedy to come. Posted on 2010-04-27 by a guest Post your Analysis Message This may only be an analysis of the writing. Not once does an adult come to the boy and take over the work for him. Also means the clear air of the upper atmosphere signifying nothing.
So look for lines 7,8,9. If the human soul originates in a place where there is no pain — God, Heaven, or whatever it is you believe in, if you do believe in those concepts — then how can the silence of nonexistence compare to the pains to life? Dust and labor versus sweet scent and romance. Autoplay next video The buzz-saw snarled and rattled in the yard And made dust and dropped stove-length sticks of wood, Sweet-scented stuff when the breeze drew across it. Repetition Repeating certain words and phrases reinforces the meaning and strengthens sound. And nothing happened: day was all but done.
Every aspect of the poem builds off the others to put the mind into the calm of a winter evening. It's ironic that a sister should be at the heart of the accident, calling the workers for a meal and perhaps distracting the boy in the process. The use of personification serves to liken the saw to a dog or some creature possessed. The boy, though he is performing the dangerous work of an adult is still a little boy at heart but is mature enough to realize that the doctor will have to cut his hand to keep him alive, thus, he pleads his sister to not let the doctor cut his hand. While the boy initially fears losing his hand, the reality of the situation is much more dire. Death is always devastating, but it is even more so when the victim is just a young boy. However it was, Neither refused the meeting.
He pleads with his sister to not let the doctor cut of his hand. Never does an adult tell the boy that he can take a break. The context of the poem is suggestive of a rural, very low populated area, since there is an obvious lack of necessary public facilities like hospitals, for instance. The boy holds his hand and begs his sister not to let the doctor cut it off, knowing the severity of the wound. The speaker then gives a brief idea of the place where the poem is set and indicates that it is late in the evening, the sun has already set in Vermont. Here, Frost's diction allows the reader to hear the saw 'snarl' and 'rattle' as the boy works on his task and smell the 'sweet-scented stuff' as it blows off the wood.
She has a blog under the name in which she shares insights into the often baffling world of parenting. The mountains could be an image of his counting down his time left till his death and the sunset as an end to his life as a metaphor. The last two lines of the poem convey in my opinion the message behind the whole poem. He lay and puffed his lips out with his breath. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. This moment, along with the juxtaposition created earlier in the text, helps to illuminate the contrast between the serene setting and the hard day's work the young boy is competing.