The journey motif invites the reader to examine the three stages of conflict that the speaker experiences as he makes his way through the wasteland of the modern era. He lost two sons, one through suicide, and two daughters when young. Robert Frost.
This is a complicated man with the skill to make his work sound simple. But don't expect I'm going to let you have them. I'll come down to you. Secondly, the stanza suggests that even though the speaker is surrounded by darkness, he does not seem to be afraid.
However it was, Neither refused the meeting. Perhaps he is embarrassed to be walking about so late at night. However, Frost was a master of many forms, and "Acquainted with the Night" is one of the most famous examples of an American poem written in terza rima. This is hardly the Frost with a blade of hay in his mouth, hauling stones to brace up a wall, is it?
Tell me about it if it's something human. I'm not so much Unlike other folks as your standing there Apart would make me out. As we read, we'll find out how this form fits the content of "Acquainted with the Night.
Notice how that meter gives a measured, sane, conversational tone to the poem, that seems to make the event in the poem even more awful: The buzz-saw snarled and rattled in the yard And made dust and dropped stove-length sticks of wood, Sweet-scented stuff when the breeze drew across it.