Emily Dickinson And Robert Frost Comparison Essay

Since Robert Frost's style varies greatly between his poems, this might be easier if you choose specific poems to compare.

Emily Dickinson generally writes short poems. Some common themes she writes about include death, loneliness, love, etc.

Frost does often write about death- especially the poem "Out-out" and the poem "Home Burial". One poem of Robert Frost's that is similar to both Emily Dickinson's style and themes is "Fire and Ice"

Some say the world...

Since Robert Frost's style varies greatly between his poems, this might be easier if you choose specific poems to compare.

Emily Dickinson generally writes short poems. Some common themes she writes about include death, loneliness, love, etc.

Frost does often write about death- especially the poem "Out-out" and the poem "Home Burial". One poem of Robert Frost's that is similar to both Emily Dickinson's style and themes is "Fire and Ice"

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

This poem is similar to Dickinson's style because it is short, it rhymes, and it has a sing-song quality, much like many of Dickinson's poems. Its theme centers on the end of the world, centering on the way the world may face its destruction. Dickinson, however, usually uses more hyphens and more consistent line length. If you need to write a paper about these two poets, I'd definitely suggest choosing two poems to compare and contrast rather than trying to compare and contrast their styles in general.  

Comparing "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening"  by Robert Frost, and "Because I could not stop for Death" by Emily Dickinson, have some similarities and differences in terms of style.

Both poems are written in four-line stanzas. The meter of both poems is rhythmic and lilting. Each poem seem to follow a contrived pattern of beats (but the patterns are different).

The last way in which the poems are the same is that each author uses personification.

Frost personifies the horse—

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near

and Dickinson personifies Death—

Because I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me;

However, the poems are dissimilar in several ways.

Frost's poem has a clear rhyme scheme of AABA.

Dickinson's poem does not have clear rhyme at all. Some lines might have end rhyme following an ABCB pattern, but there is only one instance of true rhyme ("ground" / "mound"), and perhaps near rhyme for most of the remaining stanzas (though it is a far stretch, I think, with "ring" and "sun").

The meter in Frost's poem is distinct, with four stressed beats per line. Dickinson's poem is different than Frost's. The pattern she creates for the most part is comprised of alternating lines of four beats, then three beats, returning to four beats again.

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