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

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Comment 117 of 587, added on December 8th, 2005 at 12:53 PM.

After a certain period of time we all have to take the taste of death, this
is a hard reality. Poet believes it and he shows his optimism that we have
to finish our duties as well as we have to take care our responsibilities.
On the other hand death is a static thing like a frozen lake. Here he is
something pessimistic I think. However, he is such a great poet who can
draw life within death. This poem is the best poem I read ever in my
life.


K. M. Habibullah Masum from Bangladesh
Comment 116 of 587, added on December 7th, 2005 at 3:26 AM.

The poem is gastronomically challenged and i think it may be about the
meaning of life.

Mimsy from Ethiopia
Comment 115 of 587, added on December 1st, 2005 at 9:10 PM.

It seems essential to mention that the traveler is aware these are not his
woods, yet he knows the owner. He has left that "human" and "material"
world behind. He is in a dreamlike place where he is now aware of two
things: the woods filling with snow and the horse shaking his harness. One
silent and distant and one very real. His journey cannot stop here, no
matter how pleasant the idea. None of our journeys can. The snow will
fall and fill, but the horse and harness cannot be ignored. The traveler
knows what he has to do. Once he has left, once we have left, we must
finish what we have begun. There is no turning back. We can assure
ourselves of that.

Jacob Moore from United States
Comment 114 of 587, added on November 30th, 2005 at 12:10 PM.

I think it is about the easter bunny because bunnies can hop and the eat
carrots

pimpin james from United States
Comment 113 of 587, added on November 30th, 2005 at 7:52 AM.

It's amazing that not everyone understands this poem. Actually, being the
only one in my Cont. LA class to finally understand that the lines are
centered around death. It doesn't surprise me that some comment 'it doesn't
make sence'.

I'll break apart the second paragraph, because that's the easiest one to
explain.
"He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake." The horse is trying to get his master to
move on, to not think about such things that are as dreary as death. He
wants to know if this is really what must happen and if they really are in
the right place.
"The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake." He's describing the place around him, of how
he is pondering this move and leaving the horse unanswered. As many are
confronted with such a though, it's best to either not answer or simply
smile and move on.
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep," Death seems wonderful, as it will
bring about no more pain. They'll suck away all the troubles of this world.
It seems like a very inviting call to the traveler.
"But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep." He realizes here that death is not the
answer because there are others he has to live for. Understanding that
there is still quite a while before he must come to this place again, he
travels on. The Sleep, metaphoically used to represent death, is still a
long way off in his life.

hope that helps some understanding the message here, i'll leave the rest to
be decoded by someone else ^_^.

Jisu from United States
Comment 112 of 587, added on November 30th, 2005 at 3:17 AM.

We didnt really like or understand the poem

Megan and Mable from Ireland
Comment 111 of 587, added on November 30th, 2005 at 3:12 AM.

I think this poem is very good! it is about nature and i think nature is
beautiful! some people didnt likew this poem but i think they didnt read it
properly!

Marie from Ireland
Comment 110 of 587, added on November 28th, 2005 at 11:08 PM.

this poem needs to be improved

Bob
Comment 109 of 587, added on November 22nd, 2005 at 6:51 PM.

The nature is always charming!
After all,we have to live in this society

catherine from China
Comment 108 of 587, added on November 22nd, 2005 at 12:42 PM.

WHAT A FANTASTIC POEM

ROSE SEDES from Australia

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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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