The conflict of this poem was choosing the correct road even when both roads look exactly the same, don’t be scared of one that is less traveled. The speaker resolved this conflict by choosing the road less traveled. In the poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” the speaker is talking about stopping in the woods of someone he doesn’t know and watching the woods feel with snow all the while his horse thinks it is awkward to be doing so. The conflict of the poem is the speaker doesn’t want to be seen in the woods and he has miles to go before he can sleep. I don’t think that the conflict was resolved because the speaker still has miles to go to sleep however he did take the time to see the beauty of the snow in the wooded trees.
In “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost the symbolism and imagery throughout the poem allow the reader to understand emotions such as choices, the loneliness of the speaker, and his feelings towards nature. Eventually the major of the poem is revealed. It is apparent in the poem that the speaker enjoys the natural, serene environment of the woods. The imagery accentuates his feeling as it causes the woods to be an object of strong attraction in the speaker’s mind. The descriptions in in the poem are unorthodox and almost irrational, pulling away from the more known connotation of the woods being scary, dark and negative.
The stanza depicts a rural picture with woods covered with snow which seems to be an escape that the author has found from the village-the noisy outer world or so. “My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The
There are many language feature used in the poem ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ by Robert Frost. The main language features used are symbolism, metaphors and repetition. The use of these language features bring out and support the main idea of decision making. The main/most clear symbol in the poem is the woods itself. As you read the poem you can see that the traveller is in awe with the woods beauty and elegance and wants to spend his time there.
Similarly, the short story “Used to live here once” discuss imagery of a spiritual journey of a woman, although the poem “The Road not taken” uses symbolism of man standing in yellow woods is also on journey. Imagery is used in both works although with different meaning. The narrator in the poem uses the symbols to describe how this man is on journey, when he suddenly approaches on two roads diverged in yellow woods. (Frost -1916). He stood and looked down one road as far as he could to where it bends in the undergrowth.
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening The renowned poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost is a favorite to countless readers for many reasons. Appreciated not only for its simplicity and poignant imagery, but also the beauty of the poem, which lies within the parallels between the traveler and horse and the body and conscience as well as the symbolic significance of the perpetual journey of life. “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” portrays the woods as a dark point in his life, the horse questioning giving up just as the physical body grows weary, and the decision to keep persevering through the difficulties that may arise. Although the poem describes an ordinary ride through snowy woods, it symbolizes the journey through the difficulties in life. These hardships are first seen as the traveler “stop[s] here to watch his woods fill up with snow” (lines 3, 4).
Compare and Contrast of Robert Frost Poems Jessica Dozier Introduction to American Literature -13 Instructor: Peter Kunze In both poems, “The Road Not Taken” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” they are both discussing a trip that was taking in the woods and both long trips alone in the woods. The tone of both poems to me seems very sad and bitter. But most importantly both poems talk about the things that was seen in the woods and the atmosphere seem to be very gloomy and lifeless in both poems. I could not actually define speakers or the speaker’s age but I am guessing the age to be in the early forties because of the word choices and the more mature tone that is being used after reading it over and over and understanding the point of each poem. “The Road Not Taken” sounds like a decision in life that we should have made better decision on but instead we did things the way we wanted to and in the end if we had taken the other route in life we would have accomplished our goals by now.
Several themes in the poems including love, and snow are coupled with the theme of mountains and what they mean. Yamabe No Akahito's poem, “I passed by the beach, At Tago and saw The snow falling, pure white, High on the peak of Fuji,” (Rexroth 3) couples themes of snow and mountains to express what mountains symbolize in his life. Akahito uses mountains as a symbol for a distant destination that he hopes to reach. Since the top of the mountain is pure and white, he may feel that he has not reached the required level of purity in his life to reach such a place. Izumi shares a similar use of mountains as Akahito.
The imagery used in ‘Road not taken’ is in my opinion more beautifully explained than in ‘Life’. In the first line of Frost’s poem, the poet says. “two roads diverged in a yellow mood” and in the fifth line he says that he looked down the road “to where it bent in the undergrowth”. These two lines give us clear image in our mind that the scene takes place in forest in autumn where the traveler had to choose which of the two roads he would travel. In Herbert’s poem, you can only notice that the
Some of the poetic techniques used by Robert Frost to convey his message are metaphor, alliteration, symbolism, imagery etc. On the surface of the poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” it’s talking about a man travelling through snowy woods with his horse and they stop near someone’s house. The horse wants the man to continue but he wants to stay and admire the beauty of the nature. The deeper meaning in the poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” tells us that the poet is drawn to the beauty and allure of the nature (snowy woods). Being in the woods causes the man to reflect on the larger tensions between duty; his “promises to keep” and the desire to do what he wants.
The title of the poem provides us with the setting of the scene at hand. Again, like in The Road Not Taken, we are presented with a speaker who is on a journey somewhere, this time with a practical destination in mind. However, despite the freezing cold weather outside, the speaker gives in to the temptation to stop and admire the beauty and peace of the winter scene surrounding him. As he stands and contemplates the snowy woods, he is able to withdraw from daily life. We are immediately made aware of the speaker’s conflict between his deep attraction to nature and his call of duty by the invasion of practical thoughts voiced through the horse*.
He took that and put it into his writing. For example, in his poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” on the surface the poem appears simple, but there is a wealth of hidden meaning in it. Frost is able to paint a simple man with his horse on the “darkest night of the year” and cold snowy night; the man seems to be contemplating life and death. Instead fighting death the speaker sees it as peacefulness but knows he has to live because of promises he has to keep. Initially, the speaker is taking a break from a journey and stops to watch the snow falling in the woods.
In Robert Frost’s poem ‘Stopping by woods on a snowing evening’ decision making is further portrayed “My little horse must think it queer to stop without a farmhouse near” This use of rhymes further conveys the thought of decision making as the horse would be confused as to why they would be stopping at such an odd place. Ultimately it is shown as the symbolism of equality can intently affect the process of decision-making. The ideas expressed within frosts poems also incorporate the uncommon use of seasonal settings. In Robert Frost’s poem ‘The road not taken’ the seasonal setting is expressed within the first stanza “Two roads diverged on a yellow wood” This conveys the change of season from summer to autumn which has an effect on the rest of the poem and the general aura to the poem.
Though because he is in the present and doesn’t know where either of the paths will take him the personal choice is difficult. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening also explores this concept in the form of a poem by Robert Frost. Frost uses first person to convey how the destiny of the persona is being shaped by unknown consequences, “Whose woods these are I think I know” is an example of this. This question represents that these woods may belong to good or some kind of divine power that is controlling his destiny. In Watchmen the director shows this concept through the use of the super natural.
Jackie Valente Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening: Analysis of the speaker: In the opening stanza the speaker in Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost is a traveler that stops with his horse to watch the snowfall and pile up in the woods. While these woods belong to someone else, that “someone else” is not there so the speaker can go in the woods… “He will not see me stopping here to watch his woods fill up with snow…” line 3. The traveler is taken back on the beauty of the woods and silence that he is tempted to stay longer. Lines 5-8 the speaker emphasizes that there is no reason for him to stop in the woods, but only for the beauty of the scene. Although the speaker can hear the “easy wind and downy flake…” line 12 this sound is almost silent.
In the poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, Robert Frost is able to convey the quiet beauty in nature through his imagery and descriptive writing of the quiet woods. Using his carefully selected descriptions, Frost is able to bring the reader into the role of the traveler, and express what the traveler is seeing and feeling. The third stanza of the poem is a great example of this use of imagery, Frost writes, “He gives his harness bells a shake/ To ask if there is some mistake. / The only other sound's the sweep/ Of the easy wind and downy flake” (8-11). In this quote, Frost is able to bring to life the quiet beauty of a snowfall by describing the sound of the soft hush that falling snow creates.
Jordan Peterson English 101: Nina Bayer November 17, 2011 Essay #2- Analytic Compare/Contrast Essay Word Count: 740 Setting in “The Silken Tent”, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, and “Mending Wall”, By Robert Frost In the three poems “The Silken Tent”, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” and “Mending Wall”, Robert Frost uses the rhetorical strategy of setting in each poem to show that no matter what season or what time of year it is peace and peacefulness will always be present. Frost presents a peaceful setting in each of the three poems but with each poem-taking place during a different season of the year. For example in the poem “The Silken Tent” Frost refers to a “sunny summer breeze”(2) representing the season of summer in this particular poem. In contrast to “The Silken Tent”, Frost represents the season of winter in the poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” when he refers to “snow”(4) and a “frozen lake”(7). In the poem “Mending Wall” Frost represents a peaceful setting through the season of “spring”(28).
“Because I Could Not Stop for Death” by Emily Dickinson and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost are the poems that I have chosen for this assignment. Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost are two Modern American Poets who consistently wrote about the theme of death. In “Because I could not Stopped for Death”, Dickinson provides detailed information and description of feelings when she expresses her vision of her own death. The poem is about journey after life, which is inevitable and may be unpleasant. In “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, the poem deals with one’s responsibilities and obligations in the journey of life before death.
Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” provide us contrasting and sometimes similar foretastes of life. “The Road Not Taken” is about captivating control and living life. “Stopping by Woods on Snowy Evening” causes the craving for rest, possibly due to the speaker’s feelings of exhaustion from facing life’s scuffles. The poet also explains the