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.
2.0 INTERPRETATION “Stopping by woods on a snowy evening” is a poem that were written by Robert Frost in 1923. By looking at the title, one could imagine about a scenery where there was a wood or forest in a dark snowy evening. A title can tell a whole story. sometimes it gives us the information to understand the whole poem. But sometimes, it gives us tons of questions that will be answered in the poem.
In other words, symbolic words make us to interpret a work in so different ways as far as the work permits and supports the interpretation. In regard to this point, different interpretations on the poem ”Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” are inevitable. Because this is a symbolic poem, full of symbolic words such as woods, horse, dark, snow…etc. As far as I researched, it seems that all the interpretations are through three common perspectives, those I explain about one by one, from more dominant to less. Perspective 1: Life/Beauty In brief, in this perspective we see the speake... ... middle of paper ... ... fellows who go ahead and say all sorts of things.
He does not want to wake up his buddies so he walks outside and discovers the fog. The fog over the river is calling him to enter it and to prove himself to the woods as well as to his friends. So he goes into the tent, puts on a pair of long johns, and strings his bow. He proceeds to walk outside, behind the tent, and enter the forest. Ed says his "hands" are by his "sides […]; I stood with the fog eating me alive" (94).
Tomorrow is never promised and a person can quickly forget about enjoying life and its greatest treasures, and without even expecting it everything can be taken away. In addition to, the poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” narrates the story of a man; perhaps the poet, who was traveling on a late snowy evening by horse in the woods, this man loved to appreciate nature and the snowfall in time
His house is in the village, though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. '; The persona is saying that he knows who owns the woods, but he won't see him looking at the woods because he lives in the town. The author knows that Bob will not visit because he only owns the woods, he lives in the town and does not appreciate the beauty they possess or he would be there visiting them himself. The author is appreciating life and the freedom that he has while observing his own winter or the last stanza of his life as he watches the woods as they fill will snow. It is clear that the author (the persona of the poem) has chosen a life different from that of Bob.
Regardless of what he personally wants, the speaker decides to fulfill his responsibilities and travel those miles before he sleeps. Thus, in the end the privileging of the basic binary opposition within the poem between woods and village, self and society, seems to change. In the judgment of the speaker's action at least, duty calls. Works Cited Frost, Robert. "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening."
Alike the speaker in “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” who has a “promises to keep” (Frost 245), the speaker for “After Apple-Picking” is obligated to finish “the great harvest” (Frost 240). Moreover, the metaphors of both poems share similarities. While the metaphor for “Stopping by Woods on a Snow Evening” is humans are unique for their ability to stop and reflect on the beauty of nature, in “After Apple-Picking” the speaker reflects upon his life and calculates all the missed opportunities, the “two or three / apples I didn’t pick,” and the desire for a release from his work, life, to achieve a “long sleep” (Frost 240). Both metaphors are an example of the human experience as only humans can stop to observe nature, while working for a harvest is a very human
“We found this letter on Paul, here you go.” The Game Warden began to read the letter and by the end of it, I could hear him whimpering. He then turned to the water, looking out at the tranquil waters on Eagle Lake. The storm had receded and the moon was poking through the clouds. If it weren’t for what had happened on Eagle Lake tonight, this place would be paradise. “Paul was a great guy,” the Game Warden said as he looked out across Eagle Lake.
For example stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening is about taking a sleigh ride through the woods but can metaphorical be about the threat of death in the changing seasons and the traditional expectations of duty. The texts studied engage audiences to the paradigms of everyday life through the use of literary techniques showing a deeper metaphorical meaning of the poem, this is evident in all three poems stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening, Mending walls and The Road Not Taken. Robert Frost has creatively incorporated in metaphor leaving the audience to have different understanding of the poems which all symposia about everyday life.