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Acquainted with the night

Have you ever watched a spooky bone chilling movie and had cold chills run down your spine? What about going into a withered old abandoned house by yourself on a stormy night? These are the types of feelings I had while reading “Acquainted with the night” by Robert Frost. In “Acquainted with the night” by Robert Frost he describes himself as being alone, depressed and he has no meaning.
Robert may have related this poem to some of the tragedies he had in his life, whether it was the death of this father at an early age or the death of his children, he defiantly was dark and depressed in this poem. The poem starts off by saying “I have been one acquainted with the night”. He uses the word acquainted which means you have met something. So Frost is saying he has met the night which is a weird thing to say. Frost also states he is one, maybe the night and Frost are together or he is one out of others that are acquainted along with the night with him. In the next line Frost says “I have walked out in rain-and back in rain” Frost is saying he had went somewhere and later returned and both times it was raining. Whether it was a quick walk or it had just been raining for however long he was out for. But at the end of the first stanza he says that “I have out walked the furthest city light.” Which means that this was no ordinary short walk he either walked out past the city limits to where there is no light or to another part of the town where there is just darkness.
In the second stanza Frost describes himself as being depressed. You can tell this by the first line in Frost’s second stanza which is “I have looked down the saddest city lane.” This line is describing how Frost feels and what objects around him look like as well. You can see the street as being long and narrow with a street light at the end flickering on and off. With no one...

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