Comparing Imagination And Imagery In Snow Poetry

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In the snow poems written by Robert Frost, and the other by Ralph Waldo Emerson, there are similarities and differences. There are also forms of imagery and imagination in both. These two poems deal with snow, and imagery plays a big part in both. “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, is different than “The Snowstorm”. One is talking about a lovely snowy evening and the other is a harsh snow storm coming through.

During imagery, it uses specific detail to describe something like the setting or mood. In Frost’s poem he says, “His house is in the village though, though he will not see me stopping here to watch his woods fill up with snow.”Anyone reading might be thinking; who? The author wants the reader to use their imagination. Imagination is another type of romanticism that is used in these poems. The author wants the reader to think; who is he? Where is he going? As he says, “My little horse must think it queer, to stop without a farmhouse near,” Why would this person be riding a horse? Frost …show more content…

Yes, they both use imagination and that imagery of romanticism, but how do they differ? Imagination is fascinated or false, and imagery is vivid description, using a lot of adjectives. Frost says in his poem, “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. He repeats those last two lines to let the reader imagine this person walking to where they’re going. In Emerson’s poem it has a different context, a different meaning. There’s this harsh snowstorm outside, and everyone is inside sitting by a fireplace. Here are two different settings, one outside and the other inside. The author in this poem refers this snowstorm to a “he”. Emerson is almost referring it to a person. “In all his own, retiring, as he were not, leaves, when the son appears.” When the sun comes out afterwards, the snow is melted, it’s all

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