Robert Frost: A Modernist Writer
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...Acquainted With the Night” speaks of loneliness in the city, and is the anguished cry of a man who has no one to “ call me back or say goodbye” (Frost, 10). The single, lonely voice of the narrator, who has no contact with anyone in all the multitude of a big city, not even “ the watchman on his beat” (Frost, 2), expresses the pain of man’s alienation from his fellow-men in modern society. Frost’s use of multiple narrative perspectives is another characteristic of modernist writing. Many of his poems incorporate many voices and contrasts. They “provide no neat conclusions, no one-way answers... Robert Frost: A Modernist The term Modernism refers to the revolutionary artistic movement of about 1890 –...