Symbolic Significance in "After Apple Picking" by Robert Lee Frost


Robert Lee Frost (1874-1963) is regarded as pioneer modern poet . He has been a matter of controversy among critics and readers as well. Though he has been influenced by the works of William Wordsworth, John Keats and other romantic poets his treatment of nature and style remain unique, in other words what he has derived from tradition is adapted in his quite different purposes. Forest's dramatic persona, symbolism, objective realization of human nature, and philosophical thoughts, together take him to the position of great modern poets. Most of his poems are symbolic and reveal layers within layers of meaning. The aim of this research is to give a new reading for his "After Apple Picking" ,through analyzing the symbols in his selected poem.