15-16) it takes on the feeling of a wise choice with the right intentions in mind. At the same time, it gives the gloomy feeling of a tired person who must go on through the dark woods alone with his horse at night, who must carry on no matter what. Frost describes this by explaining . "..the happy-sad blend of the drinking song." (Frost 985).
While creating a deeper meaning Frost also provides a perspective that gives off a remote and solitude feeling. The poem highlights the evening of a man who pauses to take a look at the beautiful scenery lying ahead of his long journey. “The simple words and rhyme scheme of the poem gives it an easy flow, which adds to the calmness of the poem” (Analysis 1). Deconstructing Robert Frost’s, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, creates a meaning that one may overlook at a first glance due to the simplicity of the poem. From the imagery and the simplistic structure, the reader is tempted to literally interpret the poem; however, one must analyze the rooted significance that is in Robert Frost’s poem.
The Self and Society in Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening For the speaker of Robert Frost's poem, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," the time that he takes to stop and view the woods is unusual; his duties and responsibilities don't allow for him to linger. Even so, the speaker finds great pleasure in this unexpected pause in his journey. The binary oppositions present in the poem indicate that, regardless of his responsibilities, the speaker would like to remain in the woods and take in the scene set before him. For it is here in the woods that the speaker feels a sense of individualism; it offers an escape from the communal responsibilities with which he is laden. However, while the "natural" side of the oppositions within the poem seem to be privileged, the speaker finally chooses to lay them aside and carry out his duties.
On the poems surface it is about an actual journey of a man traveling in the woods who finds peace in the quietness but he cannot stop as he has promises to attend to. This explanation is not analytical in anyway, rather is it quite simple. However, it is very rare that poetry is meant to be taken so literally, as is the case with “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening”. This journey through the woods can easily be translated through the journey of life that ultimately ends with death. Another, more likely interpretation, is that of choices.
Reiterating the point made before, “To E.T.” is a requiem in remembrance of Frost’s close friend Edward Thomas, and therefore the purpose of the poem is straight forward, to remember a fallen friend. Whereas “The Road not Taken” is a less personal poem and describes the choices before humans in society. One could take the same path as the majority or find a path not necessarily easy to traverse but can lead to great achievement (Lentricchia). Frost himself makes a reference to his own life in this poem, the path less traveled being living the life of a poem. Dissimilarly, “Stopping by woods on a Snowy Evening” is a poem of the human struggle.
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.
Human and Nature Robert Frost’s poem, “Stopping by Woods in a Snowy Evening,” explicates the journey of a man in the woods. The man is admiring the natural scene; although, he knows his personal goals have been neglected. He admires the cold evening and wants to stay in woods. However, he realizes that he has to go to fulfil his desires. So, he neglects his wish of watching the beautiful scene of a snowy evening.
In the third stanza Frost uttered, “I shall be telling this with a sigh, Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” The poet insinuates many different perspectives, as the poem seems to be complicated as the reader attempts to analyze Frost’s focus. The speaker knows he is open to choose either path, but he does not know in advance what he is choosing. He states that scholars get their knowledge “with conscientious thoroughness along projected lines of logic; poets theirs cavalierly and as it happens in and out of books. They stick to nothing deliberately..." (Explanation of: The Road Not Taken). The author did not create this literary art as an advisory poem that restricts the readers to only follow his rules, but instead develop their own reason to take a
“The Road Not Taken,” by Robert Frost emphasizes how uncertainty in life can lead to regret or disappointment in the future. After analyzing this poem; there is no road less traveled. However, “The Road Not Taken” displays choice, equality, and sorrow. Before diving into the text; “The Road Not Taken” is written by Robert Frost. Then, while looking over the poem; the form of the poem has an iambic pentameter.
People say, “Why don’t you say what you mean?” We never do that, do we, being all of us too much poets. We like to talk in parables and in hints and in indirections- whether from diffidence or some other instinct. He holds true to this in Birches, using the figure of a tree to symbolize life, an ice storm to represent the hardships and obstacles that the speaker has encountered throughout this life, and the word “heaven” (Line 56) to mean happiness. Frost’s choices of words relay emotions and feelings to the reader. Birches arouses the senses of sight, sound, and touch.