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

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Comment 258 of 588, added on May 4th, 2009 at 11:33 PM.

"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost, holds a well put
thought of his in words. Metaphorically, i think it means it is fine to
take a breather and think things through in life, without the worry of how
tight in time we are, or how random the timing for it all may be. It all
matters that we are aware that we must keep going on our journey because
there are goals and promises to be kept before life wears out, for "I have
promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep".

Nacho Collazo from United States
Comment 257 of 588, added on May 4th, 2009 at 9:46 PM.

Robert Frost published Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening in 1923 with
his book New Hampshire. In this poem Frost writes about nature in a way to
portray beauty and fear it holds for mankind. Frost describes it in a way
similar to Henry David Thoreauís book Walden, in which Thoreau left society
to live in New Englandís forest for a few years. Frost was inspired by
Thoreau and would read his books all of his life. Robert Frost wrote
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening in the style iambic tetrameter. In
this style Frost uses a short syllable than a long syllable four times in a
line; much like William Shakespeare wrote his plays such as a Midsummer
Nightís Dream. It was very wise of Frost to use a simple nature and style,
and that is more than likely why this poem is Frostís second most popular

Phelps, Riley
Comment 256 of 588, added on May 3rd, 2009 at 9:47 PM.

Robert Frost uses his poems like Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening to
make to make the readers think about life. In this poem he has the speaker
stopping the the woods to just sit there and take in the beauty of it. this
is Frost's style and way of making people think about life and what there
doing with it.

Jonathan Cravens from United States
Comment 255 of 588, added on May 3rd, 2009 at 9:39 PM.

Robert Frost Uses many poems like Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening to
try and get the readers to think about what there doing in life. In this
poem the speaker stops in the woods to just sit there and take in the
beauty of what's happening and to reflect on life. This is Frost's way of
telling people to slow down and think about life before making your

Jonathan Cravens from United States
Comment 254 of 588, added on May 3rd, 2009 at 8:22 PM.

In Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening", he uses the
woods to symbolize the different choices a person can make in life. In this
poem, the rider's choices of where to turn on his journey to wherever he is
headed lead him to the frozen lake. Furthermore, the idea of different
choices leading to different outcomes may be Frost's way of conveying that
he made decisions affected the course of his life. This poem is Frost's
method of telling the reader that every choice in life has consequences;
whether for good or for bad every decision a person makes affects the rest
of their life.

Jonathon Berschauer from United States
Comment 253 of 588, added on April 30th, 2009 at 1:20 PM.

I have read a number of poems from various poets, however only one remains
carved in my mind. Robert Frost will always be my ultimate favorite. I
remember reading "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" for the first time
and was a breath of fresh air. Each line was so touching that I felt as if
the world was revolving around that one paper with neatly printed words. It
is impossible to get sick of it! I hope that I can full fill my dream and
become a poet just as good as Robert Frost. Well, I could never be good as
him but being close is good enough for(crosses fingers) "HOPEFULLY"

Mariana:)) from United States
Comment 252 of 588, added on March 4th, 2009 at 3:02 PM.

Hey...instead of about death......it could be about life....
as in the choices we make....
the path we create...
the guilt, the obligations, the decisions, the feeling of injustice and the
desire for someone else's fate

the part about the harness bells...it seems the bells are all the choices
he has made that LEADS him (as a harness does) down his path- his fate

his horse seems like his motivation since horses are like engines that pull
things forward
and it is weary and it wants rest at a "farmhouse"...he doesn't know when
he would finally achieve his goals, he doesn't know when he can finally
rest....you have to keep on going in life, never knowing when you can
finally sleep
as well, he must also be drawn to the snow- so white and lustful...
however the snow is filling up the woods, which are not in his path- he may
not go there, he can not enjoy the refreshing flakes because they are the
reward for someone else who made the choices that led him down that way

I'm not sure though...just my thought after reading the Road not Taken...

Nancy from United States
Comment 251 of 588, added on February 24th, 2009 at 6:20 PM.

I think this poem is very precious to me because it conveys the beauty of
our nature or the sudden realisation of the beauty of our natural world.
The poet write that he had promise to keep and maintain the wonderful our

Tamarie Malcolm from Papua New Guinea
Comment 250 of 588, added on February 19th, 2009 at 7:50 PM.

isn't this poem about santa clause?

Fucer Dikem from Zimbabwe
Comment 249 of 588, added on February 3rd, 2009 at 12:47 PM.

iv'e really enjoyed this poem but some how other people says that it is
suicide i think that is ridiculous why would robert frost talk about his
death before it even happends

farha from United States

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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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