Speaker A adds a lot of imagination to the conversation while Speaker B is more plainspoken and mundane. The theme of the two poems is of nature and place. In 'Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening' the narrator is captivated by the scenery of the woods in Winter time. The conveys an image of beauty to the reader. In 'The Chalk Pit' the speakers discuss the chalk pit.
Once again Frost brings ice up when he mentions flake and cold wind. Then in the last stanza Frost mentions woods again. Even though the narrator has a long way to go he always has enough time to stop and watch the small thing in nature in detail. This goes to show that Frost’s interest in nature is very large, and he portrays this through his characters. Second, in the poem “Once by the Pacific” there is a lot of nature expressed.
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.
The poem sees a man walking through a frozen swamp. He is stuck in a decision of whether to go ahead or not, nature is forcing him... ... middle of paper ... ...and recycled bits of poetry. The interpretation of 'sleep' could be the 'Final sleep' as the sleep of Woodchuck is the sleep of winter, which metaphorically, in the language of seasons, has strong associations with death. In general, nature is described with affection, yet none of the nature poems are free from hints of possible danger. However, Frost, when using nature, in his descriptions, is convincingly real.
In the analysis of Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken, Nothing Gold Can Stay, and Stopping By The Woods On A Snowy Evening we can pick out specific examples to illustrate Frost’s overall use of nature. In the first stanza of Robert Frost’s Stopping by the Woods on A Snowy Evening we find the speaker reflecting on the beauty of a wooded area with snow falling. 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.923) You can feel the speakers awe and reflective peace when looking into the woods that night.
Nature imagery, like “the foliage of the woods” (25) and a white dove’s caring wing are likened to winter. In the poem, the foliage covering the bare trees is the snow, as is the white dove’s wing gently covering everything. “The Winter’s Spring” also uses words that create a heavenly image, like the “Christmas rose” (also known as the Lenten rose), “white”, “piercing light”, “dazzled”, and “white dove” (7,16, 17,22). This contrasts with the audience’s initials views of a lonely and hostile winter, instead suggesting winter emulates the look of heaven. Likewise, the poem “Winter” starts with a violent mood, filled with negative connotations: “Clouded with snow/ The cold winds blow,/ and shrill on leafless bough/ The robin with its burning breast/ Alone sings now” (1-5).
However, contrary to man’s appreciation, nature is indifferent towards man. The poem is a metaphor for humanity’s uniqueness, since only humans can stop and reflect, yet also hold higher cognitive functions than animals. Humans have a sense of duty, have responsibilities, and can admire the beauty of nature. In the poem, the speaker traverses through a stranger’s woods amid snowfall before he stops to admire nature until he must continue on his journey. While the speaker stops to watch the woods “fill up with snow,” he thinks his horse “must think it queer” (Frost 245).
"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.
Whether he wrote about woods, milkweed, apple-picking, fire and ice, or rolling hills Robert Frost stands out among poets with his descriptive use of nature with its beauty and splendor. These images hold in a reader's mind and are hard to forget. In many of the works of Robert Frost, you can see the use of nature to convey emotions and thoughts. Not only does Frost use nature to convey images and emotions, but he allows for nature to take its place in the human world around him. Frost's nature poetry is closely related to his pastorlism (Lynen), but unlike most pastoralists, Frost includes nature.
Stevens’ message reveals itself as the poem unravels: there is never one true understanding of a reality outside of one’s interpretation. The author suggests that one can’t help but transfer their own beliefs and ideas onto what they see; in this case, the “listener” is projecting an impression of misery onto the scenery that lies before him. For example, the first two stanzas are filled with decorative language that serves to describe the visual image of a winter landscape. Using phrases such as “crusted with snow” (3) instead of “covered” with snow provides an evocative illustration of the snow’s roughness. Other phrases such as “shagged with ice” (5) and “rough in the distant glitter/Of the January sun” (6-7) force the reader to experience the miserable portrayal of winter.