Monster Essays - Robert Frost's "Two Tramps In Mud Time"
Robert Frost's "Two Tramps In Mud Time"
On the surface, "Two Tramps in Mud Time" seems to display Robert Frost's narrow
individualism. The poem, upon first reading it, seems incongruent, with some of
the stanzas having no apparent connection to the whole poem. The poem as a
whole also does not appear to have a single definable theme. At one point, the
narrator seems wholly narcissistic, and then turns to the power and beauty of
nature. It is, however, in the final third of the poem where the narrator
reveals his true thoughts to the reader, bringing resolution to the poem as a
single entity, not merely a disharmonious collection of words.