Robert Frost saw nature as an alien force capable of destroying man, but he also saw man's struggle with nature as a heroic battle. The grasp that Frost had on the understanding of nature is written clearly within his poems. The rural scenes and landscapes, the farmers, and the natural world are only used to illustrate a struggle. It was a struggle with an everyday psychological experience that was met with courage, will, and purpose. (http://www. frostfriends.org/tutorial-4.html).
Frost uses nature as his scene, natural processes and features, such as the snow in Frost's work "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" are used to signify events in human lives and draw conclusions about human nature.(http://www. litertureclassics.com/authors/Frost/). In this poem the rider is returning home one late evening, but is tempted by the beauty of the snow filled woods, perhaps evil lurks behind the branches. The mystery continues with the contrast between the light of the village and the darkness of the woods. This mystery is an allure to humans, as we try to conquer nature, but it still has the power to drag us behind its change...
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