Alliteration is used in line 11 when the speaker says “The only other sounds the sweep”. He also uses personification to give the horse the ability to think in line 5. Caesura, the use of punctuation in the middle of a poetic verse, is also seen in verses 2 & 13. Enjambment is used on multiple occasions through lines 3, 5, 6, 7, 9 & 11. In verse 4 when he says “To watch his woods fill up with snow.”, and in verses 7
842-843) keeps the audience wondering what the promise could be. Living in the era of 1874 to 1963, Robert Frost describes the second stanza of the poem as a blustery snowy nightfall where he has his horse stop in the middle of the woods for no reason. He continues illustrating each step of the way by saying, “ My little horse must think it queer, To stop without a farmhouse near” (Kennedy, 2013, p. 842), which are the fifth and sixth line of the stanza, and the word queer means strange makes the reader wonder why he would be speaking to the horse. Was there no one else to talk to? As the reader carries on through Robert’s journey, he tells about the frozen lake which makes us picture in our mind a body of water shimmering with ice.
These hardships are first seen as the traveler “stop[s] here to watch his woods fill up with snow” (lines 3, 4). Because snow represents death, it further shows that the rider wants to quit and abandon his ambitions in life during “the darkest evening of the year”(line 8), and simply accept death. The beautiful and dark woods compare the difficulties of his life with the temptation to cease fighting onward. Though often overlooked, the innocent horse represents the conscience of the speaker. As the horse is essential for the journey, so is the conscience to the speaker’s life journey.
(Luk). Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” is about desiring death and the lack of responsibilities that come with it. The poem starts with the speaker wanting to watch snow fall quietly in some woods. While these woods belong to someone, that person is not present and so will not protest if the speaker trespasses. This scene is depicted in figure 2, in which a man is in woods with his horse.
Robert Frost created two poems that allow the reader to journey through winter. They contain very different tones, but share the same setting. “Desert Places” expresses a state of depression and loneliness, while “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” expresses appreciated solitude. The comparison and contrast of these two poems is a great example of how the same setting affects each person differently depending on their attitude and mindset. “Desert Places” is the story of a man wandering alone through the woods on a wintry evening.
Sean Purcell Mr. Spinner In Writing: S4 23 December 2009 Death on a Snowy Evening Throughout the poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost, it tells the story of an unknown individual traveling down a trail. As this person continues moving forward down the path, they get distracted by the woods as the snow lightly falls down. The horse wants to keep moving along while this individual is still confused. They are constantly facing the conflict of going into the woods or following their promise to keep moving on the trail. Through this travel, Frost connects the idea of the trail to life and the distractions of life to the woods and it is often shown through the tone as it builds up in the poem becoming more significant in the last stanza.
In Robert Frost's poem, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening", imagery is used to help the auditor understand the tone while symbolism and setting help to define the theme of the poets writing. In this poem, the speaker rides through some woods near his village on a snowy night and just takes in the wonderful scene of the lonely, isolated woods. As one reads Frost's poem, imagery allows the reader to interperate the tone to be that of a tranquil solitude. The visual of the narrator who has stumbled upon a part of woods that is isolated and mysterious, lends the feeling that there is joy in just being at peace with nature even when the darkest depths of it has been reached. The way Frost describes the forest as being cold and frozen gives the reader the image of someone who is very much alone in that moment.
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.
He also chose to write about the theme of nature in his poetry, some poems having to do with death and sorrow, but he chose to write some of his poetry based on nature (Hollander). Robert Frost wrote his poems based on his life experiences he had in his past. Robert Frost had a specific style that can be found in most of his poems, he includes in his poems, some type of end rhyme. For example in the poem “Now Close the Windows”, he includes end rhyme in the entire poem. Now close the windows and hush all the fields: If the trees must, let them silently toss; No bird is singing now, and if there is, Be it my loss.
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 fact, the first poem in his first book and the last poem of his final book are both about encounters with nature. Some say Frost was a common American writer who was in love with nature, such as James Fenimore Cooper. However, others say the woodsman he wrote about as “independent, defiant of urban artificially and at one with nature was one of his conceptions of himself.” His poems about nature portray many different themes. Frost used the woods as a place that could be used “for restoration of
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.
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).
Frost also uses the word weeds (at first analyzing it, it was a bit confusing )but this word informs the readers that at first the field had something cultivated there which shows the labor of a human trying to resist the wrath of nature and the incoming death by putting something in natures way (the cultivation). This first stanza gives the readers a feeling of death and loneliness by how snow covers everything taking its identity with it and doing a formless white sheet above the ground. Another example nature gives are the woods and animals in the second stanza. “The woods around it have it- it is theirs. All animals are smothered in
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.
A poem in which there is an effective use of repetition and sound is Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost. The poem tells a story of a man who only has his horse with him travelling to an unknown destination and trying to avoid the society by staying near the nature. This essay will show how the poet effectively uses repetition and sound to enhance the reader’s appreciation of the poem as a whole. In this poem Frost uses sounds to create a peaceful mood. An example of this is alliteration.
“Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” As we know, a piece of literature can be interpreted in many ways that can differ dramatically. Every reader will interpret literature differently between the initial reading and a later reading. Readers will commonly pick up on things that they didn’t notice before or change their interpretation completely. Robert Frost’s piece “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” definitely has an underlying message about nature as his poems typically do. I strongly disagree with the first student author that the speaker is questioning his manhood that is indicated by the use of the words “queer” and “pretty”.
This poem, like many of Frost’s poems, uses nature to describe other key elements of being. In “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” the woods are a key element of the narrator’s life, or more specifically- death. In the
There is a strong connection between these two poems in many areas that makes these best for comparative analysis. Both “The Road Not Taken” and “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening” are about men having to make choices over the options available before him while traveling toward the final destination. Before analyzing in detail about “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” and “Road Not Taken”, let’s take a look at some general ideas about two poems. Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” begins with the narrator traveling through the woods on an evening filled with snow. The narrator gets captivated by the beautiful scenery, and stops his horse ride to enjoy the moment of beauty.
Two poems that are exactly as described are stopping by the woods on a snowy evening by Robert Frost, written in the 20th century and I wandered lonely as a cloud by William Wordsworth, written in the 19th century. In the poem I wandered lonely as a cloud written by William Wordsworth, the poet discusses nature. In it, he talks about nature and its beauty. Written in iambic tetrameter, Wordsworth uses many poetic techniques to extend on his perception of nature. These include metaphors, imagery, rhyming, personification, hyperbole and similes.