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.
on snowy evening? The speaker might be the one who loves nature as Frost himself is a person who loves nature. He just can’t get enough of it and looking and staring the woods. He is appreciating the scenery and he just comes to his sense that he has to go home because he has his own life. But, when we look at the first stanza, everything changes.
Right away the speaker acknowledges that he does not own woods. The last stanza includes a few more descriptive words about the woods; although, the woods do not appear to be the whole purpose of the poem (F1 354). Frost uses both visual and audio imagery to reveal various facts to the reader. “He will not see me stopping here” reveals to the reader that the speaker believes no one will see him and so he feels all right about the things he is thinking. “To watch his woods fill up with snow” implies that the speaker has been watching for a while.
These free thoughts give a person the capability to live how he chooses. In the first poem, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Frost vividly describes a freedom that many of us take for granted. He tells how he has decided to take the time to stop what he is doing and admire the snow as it falls in the woods and on a frozen lake. The man who owns these woods lives in the town and is ignorant of the beauty that they contain. He has not taken the time to notice how beautiful they are as the snow comes down.
The title, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening", identifies the general image the reader would envision while reading the poem. It clearly depicts the general perception of the character. It takes on that the story line of the poem is the character standing in the woods on a snowy night reflecting on life and his surroundings. As the poem comes to an end with: "And miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep."(l. 15-16) it takes on the feeling of a wise choice with the right intentions in mind.
Summary: On the surface, this poem is simple. The speaker is stopping by some woods on a snowy evening. He/she is taken in the lovely scene, is tempted to stay longer, but admits that there is a long distance to travel before he or she can rest for the night. Interpretation: First of all it should be mentioned that wherever there are symbolic words in a literary work, there would be numerous different interpretations. 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.
"The woods around it have it - it is theirs." The woods symbolizes people and society. They have something that belongs to them, something to feel a part of. The woods has its place in nature and it is also a part of a bigger picture. The speaker is so alone inside that he feels that he is not a part of anything.
Q: In some poems what is described is given a meaning beyond the immediately obvious. Explore any one of the poems where this feature is most memorable. "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost is a contemporary piece dealing with the typical human desire for escape. Whether this desire is manifested in avoidance of work, school or simply a relief from the mundane repetitiveness of everyday life this want is present in all humans. Throughout this poem Frost depicts and suggests that the "woods" are his means of escape from the "village", from society, and Frost conveys this by his respectful and almost wondrous diction when describing and referring to, the forest and the nature surrounding it.
Robert's Frosty Woods The mood of Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" is artfully set by saying "the only other sound's the sweep / of easy wind and downy flake" (11-12). These lines convey they beautiful tranquillity of solitude. Many critics argue that the dark woods of the poem symbolize death. It is equally as valid to say that the poet is describing the joy experiencing a peaceful moment to him; the relaxing mood of the poem as well as the realization that the traveler must move on provide evidence contrary to the interpretation that the woods symbolize death. A relaxing calming mood prevails in "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening".
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.