In: Poetry What is the meaning of “put him in the dark of ether” in Out, out by Robert Frost? What is the meaning of “put him in the dark of ether” in Out, out by Robert Frost? Out Out PoemRobert Frost 1 Answer Poonam Sharma literarian 182 Questions 144 Answers 4 Best Answers 96 Points View Profile Poonam Sharma literarian Added an answer on March 26, 2020 at 1:07 am Ether is a substance which was earlier used for anaesthesia. Putting in the dark of ether means the boy was anesthetised during operation and his consciousness went dark into it. Read: Out, out Poem Summary Out, out Poem Analysis 0 Reply Share Share Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Sorry, you do not have a permission to answer to this question.