Even More Robert Frost Quotes
Poem: "Nothing Gold Can Stay"
Quote: "Nothing gold can stay" (8).
Analysis: Frost laments the downfall of...everything, commenting on the cycle of life, which takes something in its perfect, innocent, Edenic form and allows it to deteriorate.
Poem: "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"
Quote: "But I have promises to keep, / And miles to go before I sleep, / And miles to fo before I sleep."
Analysis: The speaker realizes his purpose for living and that he has a long toil filled life ahead of him. Sleep in this context may be a symbolic representation of death.
Poem: "Acquainted with the Night"
Quote: "I have been one acquainted with the night"
Analysis: Whether the night in this poem symbolizes death or loneliness depends on your interpretation. Either way, Frost is acquainted with it. It's more of a nostalgic poem than an I'm so depressed and miserable poem.