Robert Frost or Emily Dickinson?

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    {Edit: Thanks, sexy dog! TUed for the same reason. And to each her/his own!}

    Why would anyone want to choose? I am from New England and I love them both.

    Both have poems that send a chill up my spine. I've sat in front of the fireplace in the dead of winter with the wind howling outside and read their poems by the flickering light, shuddering with the pleasant eeriness of their words. They are delightful poets and I wouldn't want to live in a world without them both.

    Fire & Ice - Robert Frost

    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.


    One need not be a chamber - Emily Dickinson

    One need not be a Chamber -- to be Haunted --

    One need not be a House --

    The Brain has Corridors -- surpassing

    Material Place --

    Far safer, of a Midnight Meeting

    External Ghost

    Than its interior Confronting --

    That Cooler Host.

    Far safer, through an Abbey gallop,

    The Stones a'chase --

    Than Unarmed, one's a'self encounter --

    In lonesome Place --

    Ourself behind ourself, concealed --

    Should startle most --

    Assassin hid in our Apartment

    Be Horror's least.

    The Body -- borrows a Revolver --

    He bolts the Door --

    O'erlooking a superior spectre --

    Or More --

    Lv 4
    7 years ago

    Robert Frost:

    Stopping by the woods

    the road not take

  • maxey
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    the two between the poems communicate approximately death yet in 2 diverse strategies. As for Emily Dickinson, she is a skeptic; she doubts each thing. in this poem she illustrates death as inevitable and that she would be able to no longer escape the place Robert supplies some desire with the final line 'and miles to pass in the past I sleep' She is desperate with a death desire whilst he nonetheless has desire in existence. i think of this can be the significant assessment upon which you would be able to base all the different factors. I propose the form, the call of words, the meter ... all come to serve the purpose of each physique of them. i desire this is effective :D

  • 7 years ago

    I can't even stay awake through an emily dickinson poem. Frost is not my fav either but I like him.

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    I TUed you + NE pride.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    who would think this even close?


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