However, the author is still aware of the large ground that is to be covered before he can relax for the remainder of the evening. When it comes to Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," the surface analysis gives a basic story. But a deeper, poetic interpretation offers into the author’s perspective. For instance, this is evident in the first quatrain where the author is... ... middle of paper ... ...r to give a literal interpretation of the poem. A deeper analysis can be obtained when the poem is thoroughly deconstructed.
My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year. He gives his harness bells a shake To ask if there is some mistake. The only other sounds the sweep Of easy wind and downy flake. The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep. Summary: On the surface, this poem is simple.
To me, in this poem, I could feel the expression of his sense of appreciation and compassion towards nature. While reading through this poem, the imagination drastically becomes vivid to me. In his words, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”: “My little horse must think it queer / To stop without a farmhouse near / Between the woods and frozen lake / The darkest evening of the year” (p. 586, II. 5-8), I depict a man or
This is a clever rhyme scheme and the repetition of the penultimate line illustrates that the poem is ending and the narrator is leaving the snowy landscape that he was drawn to on his travels. Where as, 'The Chalk Pit' is made up of one stanza and is in the form iambic pentameter. There is no noticeable rhyme scheme. Having only one stanza keeps the conversation between the two speakers flowing which conveys a more natural image of the place to the reader. The tone of 'Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening' is rather light and smooth in the first three stanzas and the rhyme scheme makes it flow pleasantly.
Being in the woods causes the man to reflect on the larger tensions between duty; his "promises to keep"(13) and the desire to do what he wants. However, in order to fully understand the emotions and the deeper meanings within this poem, we'll analyze these three aspects of the poem: images, rhythms and meanings. This entire poem uses words that paint very vivid images of gorgeous winter, lovely dark woods and peacefulness, which inside causes a certain friction or tension. Also there is a sense of darkness in the poem, such as in the "darkest evening of the year"(8) and "The woods are lovely, dark and deep"(16). And the fact that the poem takes place in the isolated woods, there is a certain quality of peacefulness and stillness being portrayed as in the "frozen lake"(12) and "The only other sound's the sweep/Of easy wind and downy flake"(11-12).
When reading Frost’s poem “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening” the first time, the reader is struck by how extremely simple this poem appears. The rhyming scheme is simple, the structure is simple, there are no fancy words, and the surface meaning is quite simple as well. The poem is constructed of four identical stanzas which each include four lines. The rhyming scheme is aaba, bbcb, ccdc, edee. The only part of the poem that is different from this format is found in the last two lines of the poem, when the third line and fourth line are the same.
An Analysis of Nature in the works of Robert Frost When reading poetry by Robert Frost the theme of nature is strongly present and persistent. Robert Frost uses the world around him to create a mystic feeling to his writings, almost giving the reader a sense of nostalgia. The influence of nature in Frost’s works creates a palette to paint a picture filled with symbolism for the reader to interpret. The nature in the poems makes the poem an intimate piece in which most readers can identify with or imagine in some way because of the intense imagery used. In the analysis of Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken, Nothing Gold Can Stay, and Stopping By The Woods On A Snowy Evening we can pick out specific examples to illustrate Frost’s overall use of nature.
The third line does, however, rhyme with the first, second, and fourth lines of the following stanza. This gives the poem an overarching sense of consistency and helps it flow nicely from stanza to stanza, as opposed to some of his other, more staccato works, like “Departmental.” To conclude, Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” has given readers an incredible look into the journey and flow of life and death through the use of heavy metaphors, emphatic repetition, and a flowing rhyme scheme. Frost teaches us that stagnancy means not growing, that being stuck in one place, however enjoyable, isn’t conducive to self-improvement or productivity. This is the ultimate lesson in moving
This is seen by relating almost all of his statements to each stanza and line. Robert Frost's aesthetic philosophy about "Stopping by Woods" gives a more penetrating view into his work. "It [the poem] finds its own name as it goes and discovers the best waiting for it in some final phrase at once wise and sad." (Frost 985). The title, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening", identifies the general image the reader would envision while reading the poem.
"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" and "Mending Wall" An Analysis of Two Robert Frost Works. James Allen once said, 'You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. '; After reading the two Robert Frost poems, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening and Mending Wall, one can not help to wonder what kinds of thoughts inspired these two poems. It becomes clear that the underlying theme in both of these poems is simply freedom of thought. These free thoughts give a person the capability to live how he chooses.