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Analysis and comments on Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

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Comment 30 of 1060, added on January 27th, 2005 at 10:27 AM.

This is A great poem it has been her for generations and will be here for a
long time so why dont you people get a life please your anyong

Chad fish from United States
Comment 29 of 1060, added on January 19th, 2005 at 4:35 PM.

I discussed this poem with my class of 9/10 year olds in Cardiff, Wales.
None of them offered the suggestion that it was about death or suicide.
Ideas offered:- Father Christmas delivering presents by horse and carriage,
promising to deliver on time and not be seen.
Jack Frost covering the woodlands in white, promising not to miss
anything.
A rich man has been Christmas shopping and has promised his wife and
children not to be late, but the horse is slow.
How did the poem make them feel? Lonely, joyful, insecure, peaceful, calm,
Christmasy.
Did they like it? All except one. They could almost feel themselves in the
wood, feel the cold and experience the quiet. One wanted to throw
snowballs.

Trisha from United Kingdom
Comment 28 of 1060, added on January 11th, 2005 at 3:13 PM.

I had to memorize this poem when I was in 3rd grade and it was the first
Robert Frost poem I ever read. I am now 26 years old and I still remember
every word. It truly is a beautiful poem.

Christy from United States
Comment 27 of 1060, added on January 8th, 2005 at 1:32 PM.

Frost's poems,if read closely, should give you a deeper understanding of
reality and the human condition. Whether the speaker is a middle-aged man
in limbo, a doctor, a post-man, the pizza delivery guy, Santa Claus (who
has reindeer, not a "little horse"), or the human ego, the sentiment is the
same. We, as fallen humans, often desire to put down our self-imposed
responsibilities and give in to the seduction of nature, the call of the
wild. We are so conditioned (like our horses) to fulfill our promises and
be part of the "village," or accepted by people that we "think [we] know,"
that we rarely stop and admire the beauty around us. This speaker does and
becomes dangerously drawn to the temptation of such beauty. But, like a
good little Christian, he decides to do what he doesn't want to
do...fulfill those promises. Through this depressed speaker (notice the
repetition of the last two lines, the desire to sleep), we see that we
should stop and admire, but we should also give in to this desire...we may
discover ourselves in those woods much more than if we just stop "by" the
woods and return to our fast-paced society.

jellyroll from United Kingdom
Comment 26 of 1060, added on January 8th, 2005 at 11:32 AM.

As a child of the 60 I best remember the line Miles to go before I sleep
and have oftened wondered who this man might be ho had miles to go before
he could sleep. I used to think of a doctor or clergyman but my 26 year old
daughter,who teaches English gave me the best answer St Nicholas or Santa
Clause however you chose ro call him.

Elizabeth Zbylicki from United States
Comment 25 of 1060, added on January 8th, 2005 at 1:18 AM.

And miles to go before I sleep
And moles to go before I sleep

patimah
Comment 24 of 1060, added on January 5th, 2005 at 8:08 AM.

im a korean and i like this poem. its a very nice poem..this site helped me
with my analization of the poem. i think the persona is traveling through
the woods, which is his life journey and stops for a moment to reflect or
to think about his life. and after all this, he realizes that he will
someday die. i think this poem telling to stop the busy and tiring life
just for a while and reflect if one is enjoying it. to flashback and review
his life.

manuel from Philippines
Comment 23 of 1060, added on January 2nd, 2005 at 7:35 AM.

hi! i am a teenager from the phils. i have read thru the comments on
frost's peom on this site and i was reminded of how deep the meaning of the
poem was. honestly, i read the poem a lot of times but i never thought that
one day it would struck me this hard.

you see the peom speaks a lot on the obligations we have to do,
expectations to meet and works yet to be done but as the poem implies, it
will never hurt to unwine and have fun for awhile.


crezah_27 from Philippines
Comment 22 of 1060, added on December 28th, 2004 at 7:17 PM.

I first memorized and recited this poem 32 years ago, while I was a 5th
grade student at St. Philip of Neri, in Bronx,NY. It has always been one
of my favorites...

Rosebud from United States
Comment 21 of 1060, added on December 23rd, 2004 at 3:42 PM.

Truely a beautiful poem......makes the hairs stand up on the back of my
neck, whenever I hear it read.

Angie from United Kingdom

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 24. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Volume: New Hampshire
Year: 1923
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jun 26 2000


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