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

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Comment 6 of 1056, added on November 2nd, 2004 at 5:09 AM.

This poem was great. I think it was actually about a man on the brink of
death, who decides that he wants get home and say goodbye before the Lord
takes him home.
p.s. Im actualy from Hong Kong, but that wasn't listed on the country list

Stephen from China
Comment 5 of 1056, added on October 30th, 2004 at 10:57 PM.

The woods are lovely dark and deep - this one poignant line is the essence
of our longing for meaning to our lives, for peace, for escape, for the
ability to find answers to life's mysteries, to find a way to please our
Creator before He takes us home. The secret yearning in our soul for
escape from our everyday world, to find our rightful place, carries with it
a fear of the unknown ~ only a few turn off the road into those lovely,
dark, deep woods.


Diane Louise from United States
Comment 4 of 1056, added on October 28th, 2004 at 7:11 PM.

This, to me, is a perfect poem. Yes, it can be seen as foreshadowing death,
but in a calm and contented mood. I spent some of my working years as a
truck driver and the last three lines are engraved on a driver's coffee mug
that I still have.

Audren Glass from United States
Comment 3 of 1056, added on October 28th, 2004 at 5:29 AM.

i dont understand the poem i thought it was talking adout a persons journey
though life en all.

Ria from Zambia
Comment 2 of 1056, added on October 27th, 2004 at 1:12 AM.

No words,No leashes......It's only the expression....miles to go
before......God save me from the deadly heart saying.....hats off.

SrikanthBabu from India
Comment 1 of 1056, added on October 23rd, 2004 at 2:13 PM.

Poetry has never been my long suit, but beautiful examples such as this
give me hope.

I have done mortuary and coroner's work. I do not see death in this. As a
former forester I see one who has stopped to smell a winter rose, as it
were. I love this time of year, and the quiet that a snowfall brings in the
woods. I think at times I can hear the impact of the flakes as they land on
the covering of snow! Such pauses seem to me to be good for the soul.

Let me say also that I appreciate the input from a good preacher. All
beauty is from God, and He uses it well, even as He here replenishes the
water table and cares for the forest's need of moisture.

Mr Frost seems to have some connection with his horse. I think it whimsical
that he reads the animal's probable thoughts, which may be reasonable——as
such animals do become accustomed to certain routines.

Eventually, sad to say, such little interludes do end, even as we regain
our momentum and move on to our appointed tasks. But I think it is
important to remember to pause at times, to appreciate things of this kind.
The world will always be there clamoring for our attention and work. So we
must decide on our own to take these opportunities.

And the owner of the woods can only be glad for our appreciation.

In the Sierra Nevadas,
Uncle Michael.

Uncle Michael from United States
Comment 0 of 1056, added on October 22nd, 2004 at 8:57 PM.

HII

THIS POEM TEACHES US TO FULFILL OUR PROMISES AS HE SAID.IN MY OPINION, THE
POET MENT BY PROMISES THE CORRECTION OF OUR SELF TOWARD GOD OR PEOPLE
BEFORE DYING.DEATH IS LOVELY,DARK,AND DEEP AND LIFE IS LIKE A JOURNEY

ZOZO from Saudi Arabia
Comment -1 of 1056, added on September 24th, 2004 at 7:16 PM.

stopping by the woods on a snowing evening was the first poem that i ever
read my frost. This poem introduced me to a world of wonderful language
which i try to convey in my own writing. Robert frost is one of the best
american poets of all time and he should be read by everyone. This poem
really intrests me because the is a an amazing use of imagery and rhyme
scheme. I also like how if you look at from a literaty view it is really
open ended. I think that is could possible be about Santa clause in some
small diminutive way. Read the poem again with that in mind and a whole new
meaning comes to you. The last line really makes that idea valid for me " I
have miles to go before i sleep and miles to go before i sleep." We also
should strive to have a little bit of the magic that frost conveys in his
poem.

Mallory Whitney from United States
Comment -2 of 1056, added on September 23rd, 2004 at 8:13 AM.

This poem really forshadows Frosts death if u think about it

BK from United States
Comment -3 of 1056, added on September 15th, 2004 at 5:03 PM.

This poem, by Robert Frost, brings back pleasant memories to my time as a
student at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium when I took a
course in American Literature. I really did love Frost, the more so
because, being a country boy myself, his poems were so close to my own
experencies growing up on the country side. Besides, Stopping by Woods, is
the only American poem I still know by heart. Thanks Robert.

Carl Pansaerts

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Information about Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

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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