Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

William McMahon, Willson Wood, Mary Clarke

Degree Program

Department of English

Degree Type

Master of Arts


The purpose of this study is to classify the poems' themes and to reveal frequency patterns, thereby disclosing Frost's heaviest interests. The study is limited to an analysis of the poems contained in the Complete Poems, which includes most of his poetry. The Masque of Reason and The Masque of Mercy, appearing at the end of the Complete Poems, are not included in the study because they are allegorical poem-plays of the Job and Jonah stories respectively. While the study is confined primarily to an interpretation of the poems themselves, important critical studies relating to the themes are included.


Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | English Language and Literature | Literature in English, North America | Poetry