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The Demo of Nature in Robert Frost's Poetry Many of Robert Frost's poems contain the Very Important ingredient of 'character'. Frost uses nature as a metaphor, mostly, in his poems to express the aims of his poems. He uses nature as a background metaphor in which he usually begins a poem with an observation of something in nature and then moves towards a connection to some human situation. He uses rural landscapes, homely farmers and the organic world to illustrate this human psychological struggle with everyday situations that we seem to experience. Frost uses blank verse in "The Wood-Pile" by using an iambic pentameter. This is very typical of Frost in his nature poetry. We get this use of iambic pentameter in "Mending Wall" and "After Apple-Picking". In "The Wood-Pile", some lines are blank verse, "To warm the frozen swamp as best it could" However, other lines present more stress and excellent irregularity, as in line 26, with its six stresses and spondaic emphasis on this year's snow, "No runner tracks in this year's snow looped near it." In "The Wood-Pile", the speaker sees a bird, which eventually leads him to the wood-pile. Frost then uses his sense of ambiguity, which he does to most of his poems. In "The Wood-Pile", the speaker is in effect taking nature (the bird) as personally communicating with him, as if nature were concerned with what decision he makes, go back or keep going on? Perhaps then Frost wanted the reader to convey the decaying wood-pile as the depth of nature's concern. The poem sees a man walking through a frozen swamp. He is stuck in a decision of whether to go ahead or not, nature is forcing him...