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

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Comment 266 of 1056, added on December 3rd, 2009 at 5:45 PM.
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The poem is about someone who wants to be in heaven and is thinking
about his afterlife. he wants to die now but he has miles and miles to go
before he sleeps, and has promises to keep. Frost is probably using
figurative language to describe someone in a cementary, visiting

emily from Belize
Comment 265 of 1056, added on June 23rd, 2009 at 10:20 PM.

i truly, deeply believe in my heart that this poem is about SANTA CLAUS and
SUICIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!


carlos from Australia
Comment 264 of 1056, added on May 7th, 2009 at 8:55 AM.

One of Robert Frost’s most valuable things in life was spending time with
his family. In the poem “Stopping by Woodson a Snowy Evening” it talks
about going through harsh and difficult times just to get where he wanted
to be. He put this in a direct relationship with life itself. He would
push through the difficult times to get to the other side just to be with
his family and where he was the happiest. When you are a writer you go
through many obstacles. Not all of our writing will be approved and
successful but the true test is to get back up and try again. This is
exactly what Robert Frost believed in and he experienced it first hand.

Sarah Landry from United States
Comment 263 of 1056, added on May 7th, 2009 at 1:02 AM.

In Mr. Frost's poems, it is clearly evident that his love for rhyme and
meter permeated everything he wrote. He simply despised the thought of
free verse, and, much unlike Carl Sandburg, wrote his poems to be read
aloud, not only seen. One would expect no less from the man who graduated
as Valedictorian from his High School in New Hampshire. By the same token,
this master of rhetoric also read, from memory, his work entitled "The Gift
Outright" at John F. Kennedy's inauguration. As the result of many
influences, Robert Frost continued to write many insightful poems, not
unlike this one.

Nick Johnson from United States
Comment 262 of 1056, added on May 6th, 2009 at 9:59 PM.

Robert Frost liked to write about his family. This poem is about him going
though the woods. He has to get through the woods to get to his family.
He lived on a farm in New England. In the poem it talks about how he has
to make choices to get farther in life.

Matt Perry from United States
Comment 261 of 1056, added on May 6th, 2009 at 7:51 PM.

Like Thoreau, Frost is a great admirer of nature. They both use nature as a
subject in their works. Many of Frost’s poems are filled with natural
imagery. He expresses many of his emotions using imagery of nature. In the
poem, “Stopping by Woods in a Snowy Evening”, the speaker is attracted and
tempted by the beauty of nature. Even though he wants to stay longer in the
woods, he has responsibilities and other obligations he has to attend. It
is impossible for him to rest because he still has to travel. In the poem
Frost uses rhyming and rhythm. For example, he rhymes queer, near, and
year.



Alma Rivera from United States
Comment 260 of 1056, added on May 6th, 2009 at 6:18 AM.

Robert frost’s life has reflected upon his poetry; when writing this poem,
Frost was on his way home with groceries for his family, but was delayed by
the beauty of snowy road; In the last two stanzas displays the commitment
to his family but also the commitment that the every day person carries and
has to complete before our closure in life. Frost uses traditional style to
write poetry but his expansion of everyday words creates imagery, and
everlasting classic pieces.

Elizabeth from United States
Comment 259 of 1056, added on May 5th, 2009 at 9:41 PM.

Robert frost’s life has reflected upon his poetry; when writing this poem,
Frost was on his way home with groceries for his family, but was delayed by
the beauty of snowy road; In the last two stanzas displays the commitment
to his family but also the commitment that the every day person carries and
has to complete before our closure in life. Frost uses traditional style to
write poetry but his expansion of everyday words creates imagery, and
everlasting classic pieces.

Elizabeth Aguilera from United States
Comment 258 of 1056, 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 1056, 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 Thoreau’s book Walden, in which Thoreau left society
to live in New England’s 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
Night’s Dream. It was very wise of Frost to use a simple nature and style,
and that is more than likely why this poem is Frost’s second most popular
poem.

Phelps, Riley

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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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