S-Space College of Humanities (인문대학) Institute of Humanities (인문학연구원) Journal of humanities (인문논총) Journal of Humanities vol.31 (1994) (인문논총)
'Home' in Frost's Poetry
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- 서울대학교 인문대학 인문학연구소
- 인문논총, Vol.31, pp. 41-60
- 'Home' in Frost's poetry deserves special attention, for it defies our common ontological reality it customally evokes. From the early "Storm Fear" on to the late "Directive" his poems show that 'home' does not provide the 'protective' space for the speaker/poet as it usually does for others. It is not strange that his 'dark' poems have 'hidden homes' in their structures. 'Home Burial' shows Frost's typical space where a hyper-psycholgical or absurd drama is taking place. The element of the 'absurd drama' which we can find in most of his 'dark' poems might be used as a clue to his 'unreasonable' and/or absurd fear in his poems.