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

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Comment 198 of 588, added on May 14th, 2007 at 4:17 AM.

Im using this poem for a school assignment and I think it's great. Its
really interesting and I think Robert Frost was a great poet. I can really
picture it altough we don't get much snow in Australia. It reminds me of
the kids TV show "Arthur". I don't know why. Great poem though. It really
intrigued me and stopped me in my tracks, leaving me to think about it. I
also like his poem on Fiare and Ice.

Marli from Australia
Comment 197 of 588, added on May 13th, 2007 at 6:32 PM.

Man, this reminds me of my house. I love Robert Frost. He was a friend of
my grandfather. I have an autographed book of his

Jeremy from Canada
Comment 196 of 588, added on May 9th, 2007 at 2:00 PM.

The dark cold woods symbolize the hardships in life, and the man who lives
there is enduring them. The poem states in the last stanza "I have a
promise to keep"(Frost 1)/ and the that is a metaphor for our
repsonisbilities in life and "And mile to before I sleep"(Frost 1)/ is
stated in the last 2 lines if the poem and it means to stay repsonsible and
follow through with your promises, even when it is dark.

Matthew Nourmohamadian from United States
Comment 195 of 588, added on May 9th, 2007 at 2:00 PM.

In this poem Frost is describing a cold evening in the woods. I think he is
on his way to do something important, like a promise he intends to keep,
because he says, "But I have promises to keeps, and miles to go before I
sleep, and miles to go before I sleep". I also think he is worried about
what may lie ahead of him because he is taking the time to clear his mind
by watching the snow fall in the woods.

Emily DeCiccio from United States
Comment 194 of 588, added on May 9th, 2007 at 12:56 PM.

I think that this comment shows how we should stop and take in the good
things in life but not to be lazy in it and to keep to our

David B. from United States
Comment 193 of 588, added on May 9th, 2007 at 12:53 PM.

In the poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost, i think
that it is about a harsh journey that a journeyman has to endeavor and go
through. I believe that he finds a cabin and a nice old man in the middle
of the forest where it is freezing cold. Where ice drips form on you're
nose and that it is so cold that you shivery profusly. I believe that frost
uses amazing imagery in this peom and captivated me to read more and want
more. Overall, this poem really took me on a journey and told me how it is
to endeer on a harsh endeavor and need shelter when it is cold and dark .
You look to people for your time in need and pray that you do the same when
someone comes knocking on your door.

Matthew Fauls from United States
Comment 192 of 588, added on May 9th, 2007 at 3:06 AM.

This poem is interesting. What came to my understanding of the poem is that
the writer loves to see the man in the village as he crosses through the
woods, but he "has promises to keep," and "miles to go" before he sleeps.
So I believe the theme of this poem is that you mustn't stop what you are
set to do, and you must be dedicated, no matter what pleasures or obstacles
may lie on the way.

Brian Kamei
Comment 191 of 588, added on May 8th, 2007 at 9:07 AM.

This poem has always been a favorite of mine. It is number one on my list
of poems

Jonathon Winters from United States
Comment 190 of 588, added on May 7th, 2007 at 8:10 PM.

This poem was awesome!!!!!!

Shawn from United States
Comment 189 of 588, added on May 3rd, 2007 at 11:39 PM.

This poem can be interpreted many different ways. Many people, and I am
able to see it too, say that it is a poem of suicidal thoughts, and the
contemplation of killing oneself. When Frost says

"The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep."

It can be, and is in some cases, taken as a contemplation of suicide.
Though, to be brutally honest, I believe Frost was just illustrating the
wonders of the journey through a snowy wood. ( He does it beautifully, I
might add. )

Jake Grossman 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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