Essay on Robert Frost’s, “Design”
To begin with, the title refers to the idea, as William James writes in Pragmatism, "God's existence has from time immemorial been held to be …show more content…
Correspondingly, in the next four lines the iambic quality must be analyzed in prodigious detail. Firstly, “Assorted characters of death and blight” (Frost, 593) Frost’s avowable takes on a singsong quality in this statement. He increases this effect with the next couplet, “Mixed and ready” (593) this changes the tone from vexed to more carefree, but the word “right” hangs on the witticism of “rite”, as the poet mixes his “witches broth”. Some analysts write, witches broth is suggestive of the “Weird Sisters, Shakespeare’s most evil images of evil” (na, el). Frosts adding of tranquil syllables increases and allays the following stanza to assuage the viciousness being communicated: “A snow-drop spider, a flower like a froth” (Frost, 593).
In the same way, Frost added in his jokingly pun in the previous triplet it can be seen in this stanza and the subsequent, “And dead wings carried like a paper kite” (Frost, 593). In analysis, the cheerful demeanor is shown, “snow drop…a flower”, both invoking springtime cheer however, the “spider” is