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

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Comment 262 of 1062, 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 1062, 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 Frostís poems are filled with natural
imagery. He expresses many of his emotions using imagery of nature. In the
poem, ďStopping by Woods in a Snowy EveningĒ, 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 1062, added on May 6th, 2009 at 6:18 AM.

Robert frostís 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 1062, added on May 5th, 2009 at 9:41 PM.

Robert frostís 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 1062, 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 1062, 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
poem.

Phelps, Riley
Comment 256 of 1062, 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 1062, 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
choices.

Jonathan Cravens from United States
Comment 254 of 1062, 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 1062, 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

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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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