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.
Ed. X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia. 3rd Compact ed. New York: Longman, 2003.
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.
This excerpt from the poem demonstrates personification through the air and displays how smoothly Emerson draws in the scenery, one word at a time, while describing something different. Another representation of how Emerson writes is, “…And when his hours are numbered, and the world is all his own, retiring, as he were not...” (Emerson and Thompson). Emerson uses personification by referring to the wind as “he/his” in the poem. The author describes the wind as an artist that is constantly making and forming new art with the snow, in nature (Overview: “The
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
The use of death as a theme is common practice in poetry, but the ways in which it is employed can be very diverse in meaning. An effective poem can send a message about death that is easily absorbed and refrains from forcing that message upon the reader. That kind of poem is written with the intent of conveying its meaning to a reader without that person realizing it, and only after having taken time to process the poem will understanding follow. Robert Frost was able to write in this way. In the poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, Robert Frost portrays death as a material entity.
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening This poem is layered with different meanings and it requires the reader to contemplate Frost's emotions behind the words. Like most of Frost's poems, "Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening" can be read on several level yet you can ignore them all and still enjoy the surface meaning. On the surface of this poem, it's talking about a man traveling through the woods with his horse and they stop near someone's house. The horse wants the man to continue but he wants to stay. 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.
Perseverance in Robert Frost's Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Epictetus once wrote, "First say what you would be; and then do what you have to do." This aphorism of self-discovery and obligation clearly describes Robert Frost's poem, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." In the course of the poem, Frost's speaker is confronted with two choices: he can either forget his problems or he can follow through with his responsibilities and make the most of life. It is through Frost's remarkable presentation of the speaker's thoughts that the reader may see how difficult this decision can be. Through powerful elements, such as alliteration, rhythm, and imagery, Frost stresses the importance of perseverence and facing one's fears and obligations.
The Use of Literary Devices in Robert Frost's Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening In Robert Frost's poem. “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” the speaker uses literary devices to show the reader the poem's meaning. Symbolism plays an important role in this poem. Robert Frost uses symbolism to show the correlation between the woods and village with heaven. Mythological symbolism is also found in this poem.