Acquainted with the night (1928)

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Acquainted with the night (1928)

  1. 1. Acquainted with the Night (1928) by Robert Frost (1874-1963) AZLINA BINTI JAMAL D20081032073 OLIVIA SENDIE ANAK WILLIAM LINANG D20081032085 KELVIN NAGA ANAK PENGABANG D20081032078 SYAZWANI NADIA BT ZAINUDDIN D20081033638
  2. 2. ROBERT FROST (1874-1963)
  3. 3. SUMMARY <ul><li>STANZA 1 </li></ul><ul><li>- The speaker says that he has met or has some knowledge of night when he was walked alone in rain. </li></ul><ul><li>- He is walking into a part where there are no light. </li></ul><ul><li>( …out walked the furthest city light ) </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>STANZA 2 </li></ul><ul><li>- The speaker wants to let us to know that it not just an average dark and lonely night, but it darkest and loneliest. </li></ul><ul><li>- He has walked by the watchman (policeman or security guard) on duty ( …on his beat ) </li></ul><ul><li>- The speaker looks down, avoiding the glance of the watchman (he doesn’t want to explain) </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>STANZA 3 </li></ul><ul><li>- The speaker stopped walking when he heard a distant sound of yelling, but he can’t quite make it out because it’s interrupted. </li></ul><ul><li>- The speaker means by saying that the cry is far away- it's not even from somewhere on the same block, but form another street. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>STANZA 4 </li></ul><ul><li>- The speaker says that the cry the he heard wasn’t for him and he looks up to the sky. </li></ul><ul><li>He is used to things like trying to tell what time it is by looking at the location of the moon in the sky. </li></ul><ul><li>*luminary : glowing, bright, someone who is really smart/ celestial (sun, stars and moon) </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>STANZA 5 (the couplet) </li></ul><ul><li>The speaker feels like, no matter what time it is, it’s neither wrong nor right. </li></ul><ul><li>He’s acquainted with the night, so he used to this dark, creepy loneliness, but he doesn’t like it very much, either. </li></ul><ul><li>* Last line is similar to the first line </li></ul>
  8. 8. REFERENCES <ul><li>http://www.shmoop.com/acquainted-with-night/summary.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Frost </li></ul>

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