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Robert Frost’s “Acquainted with the night” and Alexander Pope’s “Ode on solitude” both

subtly demonstrate the idea of being isolated from the world. While Pope focuses on the

positive attitude that isolation derives joys from simple pleasures of life, Frost depicts

isolation as a mournful world with inner thoughts and hopelessness. Even though

“Acquainted with the night” and “Ode on solitude” both effectively apply the imagery, the

professional diction as well as the sensuous tone, Frost uses these features of poetry to

better represent the idea that being separated from the whole world can gradually debilitate

our ability to interact in normal society.

Readers’ first impression on both “Ode on solitude” and “Acquainted with the night” is that

the two poets possess a variety of poetical imagery to flowingly and skilfully sketch out a

picture of being alone. In Pope’s poem, the imagery which contains vivid nature scenery and

profuse prosperity is extremely bright and picturesque. “A few pattern acres bound” (2) and

“Whose herds with milk, whose fields with bread/Whose flocks supply him with attire/Whose

trees in summer yield him shade” (6,7,8) all illustrate the narrator’s pride of his own land

through many generations as well as his simple peasant life. It is just a self-sufficient life

solitude is seen as a privilege that frees human from the social norms

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