Analyzing Robert Frost's Poem: 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening'

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Diandra Gobin Teacher Course Date Robert Frost's Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening Analysis Although Robert Frost is no longer with us, his work still is. Robert Frost's work remains some of the best works of literature. Frost has written 105 poems, all are exceptional. However, one stands out among all: Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening . Robert Frost's Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening is the best poem in the whole wide world. This essay will exploit Robert Frost's Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening and demonstrate several reasons why it is the world's best poem. Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening utilizes numerous key concepts in poetry. All of these key concepts have been placed into the poem in a way that keeps the audience hooked. Couplets are established at the first two lines of every verse and at the last two lines of the last verse. The poem opens with "Whose woods these are I think I know./ His house is in the village though;" (1-2) the word "know" and "though" both rhyme. This is done regularly until the last verse. The last verse is a pair of couplets. The most significant lines in this poem are the last two "And miles to go before I sleep,/ And miles to go before I sleep." (15-16). These lines are also the most important metaphor. When the speaker says "miles to go" he or she is talking about the time they have left before "sleep" (death). Metaphors are devoted to aiding the audience in realizing that the speaker is picking between two choices. The speaker says "Between the woods and frozen lake" (7) this is a metaphor for the speaker being stuck making a difficult decision between two things or places. Connotation and denotation are both displayed in the fifteenth and sixteenth line as well. Sleep can be defined as "a condition of rest in which the eyes are closed, the muscles are relaxed, and the mind is unconscious" in the Colour
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