Critical Appreciation Of Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

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I have always found diverging into a Robert Frost poem intriguing. One cannot artlessly draw to a single conclusion that could summarize or give a poem a specific meaning. We can commonly find multiple meanings expressed throughout a piece of his work. In, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, you can feel the emotion of his words throughout the poem. 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
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586, II. 1-4). The author uses the following pronouns in his first four opening lines in the poem; I, his, and he. The way he utilizes the pronouns helps me understand who the author is referring to. Through his writing in the beginning of the poem I am lead to understand he is referring to a man he might have a common relationship with. The author is admiring the sight of snow falling and decorating a village from afar.

The melody of this poem is brought to the reader in a couple different ways. Commonly, I noticed immediately, the rhyming rhythm used by the author. “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”: “Whose woods these are I think I know / His house is in the village though / He will not see me stopping here / To watch his woods fill up with snow” (p.586, II. 1-4).The author capitalizes the first word in every one of his lines. While rhyming the first two lines, not the third, the author connects the last line in rhyming rhythm with his first two lines. This is not true for the rest of the