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

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Comment 10 of 1060, added on November 17th, 2004 at 1:47 AM.

Stopping By The Woods On A Snowy Evening. My Father was a country doctor
in the days when doctors were doctors. He has just gone out to a family's
home and delivered life. He is returning home, and he pauses to observe
the earth rebirth herself.

James Preston Evans from United States
Comment 9 of 1060, added on November 8th, 2004 at 7:29 PM.

There has been a lot of debate as to whether this poem is a contemplation
of suicide. Frost himself denied this, but the language is evocative.

One note I've never seen on this poem - "Whose woods these are, I think I
know. His house is in the village; though..."
There is one house you will find in the heart of every New England village.
It is the church.


Tom Faris from United States
Comment 8 of 1060, added on November 8th, 2004 at 12:19 PM.

This is a beautiful poem with stunning and touching imagery. All of Frost's
poems are beautiful without having a grandiloquent style but pretty and
heartfelt.

Shuchita from India
Comment 7 of 1060, added on November 2nd, 2004 at 12:17 PM.

The simplicity of the scene is what makes the poem so attractive. The
rhythm makes it a wonderful piece to read. Though it may not seem to have
much depth, it will come across as a truly insightful and beautiful poem
after some analyzation.

Overall, it rocks!!

~ E. Ronaldo

Mundogirl from Portugal
Comment 6 of 1060, 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 1060, 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 1060, 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 1060, 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 1060, 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 1060, 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

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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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