AWEJ for Translation & Literary Studies, Volume 6, Number 4. October  2022                              Pp. 79-88

Analyzing Robert Frost’s Statement  Writing Free Verse is Like Playing Tennis without a Net

Suzanne A. Wazzan

Department of English, Faculty of Social Sciences
Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia



Free verses and poetry of Robert Frost, an extremely commended twentieth-century American poet, are still preferred themes for debate among fictional critics even almost an era after his death. While many critics refer to Frost as a modernist poet, a mysterious personality who manipulated rare celebrities with an exceptionally tough private life, or a rural poet of New England. Frost’s character also lobbed authors and critics at diverse guidelines. Most of these critics of poetry consider and expound that Frost’s long-used set design of rhyme, meter, and rhythm oblige the poet’s understanding and obstruct his distinctiveness. Without standards or measures of design and type, this method of poetry structure suppresses the development of an artist’s imaginative meaning. Exceptional design in which essence arises in a poet’s opinion is commonly the content for a rhyme. The entire self-determination of communication attracts them to maintain a belief that precludes them from stating all poetry and sensing the melody that can arise in them. This study examines Robert Frost’s statement writing free poetry is like playing tennis without a net in terms of poem structure traditional views and argues the “pro free verse” school in meantime ends up with a balanced approach.

Cite as:

Wazzan, S. A. (2022).  Analyzing Robert Frost’s Statement Writing Free Verse is Like Playing Tennis without a Net . Arab World English Journal for Translation & Literary Studies 6 (4) 79-88.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awejtls/vol6no4.6


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Dr. Suzanne A. Wazzan is an assistant professor of Poetry at the Department of English, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umm Al-Qura University in Saudi Arabia. She holds a PhD Degree in English Literature. Her areas of interest are British novels, American poetry, African American literature, children’s literature, and translation.