Acquainted with the Night
Acquainted with the Night
by Robert Frost

Acquainted with the Night Man and the Natural World Quotes Page 2

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Quote #4

I have looked down the saddest city lane (4)

Now instead of personifying an element of the natural world, the speaker is personifying something that is man-made. The mood of the night is so sad that even the city streets seem sad – does the speaker think that nature is sad also?

Quote #5

And further still at an unearthly height
One luminary clock against the sky (11-12)

This poem deals with the natural world…and the natural universe. Yet calling the moon a "luminary clock" shows that, while the speaker is probably looking at the sky, he has city images and terminology in his head. Does the speaker think the sky and the moon are beautiful even though, as we find out in the last stanza, the time that the moon proclaims is neither wrong nor right?

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