Acquainted With The Night

865 Words4 Pages
The meaning of poems can sometimes be hard to decipher, but when it comes to “Acquainted with the Night” by Robert Frost the meaning of the poem is relatively easy to pick out. This particular poem is about the speaker’s struggle with depression and loneliness. For those who have never experienced depression it can be hard to understand the effects of it and what it does to people. This poem helps vividly describe the effects of serious Depression. Depression is a hard thing to cope with, anyone who has personally experienced depression knows this first hand. Sometimes those suffering from depression need help to escape the darkness, and in the poem “Acquainted with the Night” Robert Frost has vividly illustrated the effects of depression and how those suffering from it sometimes wish they had someone to pull them out of the dark abys and back into the light.…show more content…
The first two lines of the poem, “I have been one acquainted with the night. I have walked out in rain – and back in rain.” set the reader up with a visual picture of a dark rainy night that the speaker is walking around in alone. The reader assumes it is a dark scene due to the mention of the night, and as clearly stated it has been, or possibly still is, raining. The reader can assume the speaker is alone due to the repetitive usage of the word “I” which occurs not just in the first two lines but throughout the entire poem. This kind of imagery sets a sad and lonely atmosphere which some readers might immediately pick up on the underlying theme as being
Open Document