Master's Theses

Date of Award

Summer 1942

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




Dr. Myrta E. McGinnis


There is disagreement among the critics as to the classification under, which Frost is to be placed. Some say that he is strictly a local poet because he deals so much with New England material. Others say that he is a universal poet, for, although he does write extensively of his mm region, its climate, its characters, and its culture, he is, nevertheless, a universal poet who vests these local or provincial elements with meaning as broad in scope as the experience and thought of man. The purpose of this thesis, then, is to produce evidence presented by critics of school and to interpret other poems, which fit into the suggested categories, to show- that Robert Frost is a poet both provincial and universal.


Copyright 1942 Myrna G. Carver


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