Acquainted with the Night -by Robert Frost
Monday April 09th 2012, 5:39 am
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“I have been one acquainted with the night” -personification

“…the time was neither wrong nor right” -paradox

“I have outwalked the furthest city light” -hyperbole

Imagery was used in this poem to tell/show the reader how depressed Robert Frost was feeling at the time that he wrote Acquainted with the Night 

3 Comments so far

I really liked your choices of imagery! I think that the personification of him being “acquainted with the night” was a device that was original and one that not many people would think of. I also liked your choice of hyperbole because nobody could ever actually out walk light. Over all I think you chose really good examples of imagery in this poem!

   carriganl on 04.11.12 @ 2:37 am    Reply

I really enjoyed the way you choice to write your poem insted of a paragraph version. When you wrote “I have outwalked the furthest city lights”, which is a hyperbole bacuase nobody can outwalk the furthest light. So all in all I enjoyed your poem!

   keelyj on 04.11.12 @ 5:13 pm    Reply

when I examined the poem “Acquainted with the Night”, I don’t think I even caught on to the paradox “..the time was neither wrong nor right”, so I enjoyed that one example of imagery. I also liked the personification he used in “I have been one acquainted with the Night”, because an “acquaintance” refers to a person that you know of, and you really cannot be acquainted with the night. I liked your examples!

   schemma on 04.23.12 @ 3:28 am    Reply

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