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

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Comment 240 of 1060, added on October 31st, 2008 at 3:18 PM.

This is a great poem. I just wanted to say that since everybody else has
said all that needs to be said...

Jen from Australia
Comment 239 of 1060, added on October 13th, 2008 at 9:27 AM.

I memorized this poem when I was in the 4th grade. That's been 40 years
ago and it's still one of my favorites. Now I'm back in college having to
do an essay on this poem.
As the poem starts out"Who's woods these are I think I know," says to me
that "my surroundings are familiar, consisting of people I know or am
aquainted with. Though the success of their lives reach out to me they are
hardly aware I notice, much less am somewhat envious of them.
Those closest to me often wonder where I am. Is he lost in his own mind
again, thinking of mistakes from the past, or what could have been?
Sometimes they reach me in time, and bring me back to reality. I hear them
and see the efforts of the last of my friends.
The things I see around me I sometimes wish I had, but reality brings me
back around to realize that they are not in my hand of cards. So I'm left,
seething in my own agony, waiting...waiting for rest that may not ever
come."

danny kirk from United States
Comment 238 of 1060, added on October 2nd, 2008 at 6:47 PM.

I committed this poem to memory nearly sixty years ago when I was seven.
The poem lives for its simple beauty,if for nothing else -- pristinely
equisite beauty that all can share. However, the "woods" has always
represented "death" in my mind -- "lovely, dark and deap" -- which is not
something we can easily choose, even when life is painfully difficult,
because "I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles
to go before I sleep." It is sixty years since I committed this lovely
poem to memory, making it a permanent part of me because that is what
memory is, and I still "have miles to go before I sleep," although that
sleep is today close enough to see that Frost was right.

Gordon Black from United States
Comment 237 of 1060, added on July 5th, 2008 at 7:01 AM.

I've recently read some critique about this poem which says that you cannot
know which more important thing is, enjoying being in the woods or keeping
social promoises. I think Frost wanted to make us decide the priority for
ourselves. I haven't made up my mind yet, but I'm sure that this poem
deeply impressed me and other people around the world.

Suuny from Korea, South
Comment 236 of 1060, added on May 25th, 2008 at 8:42 AM.

thank u all for your comments as its helping me for my exam
preparations...

this poem is definitely an inspiration for all of us,it reminds us that we
are in a journey with lots of works to be completed before it ends and
remarks that time waits for none..

jannat from Bangladesh
Comment 235 of 1060, added on May 8th, 2008 at 7:33 AM.

Hi! I'm currently taking up Bachelor of Science in Nursing in a prestigious
school in the Philippines but we have this minor subject, english
literaures of the world.

This masterpiece poem of Frost simply states that the speaker or the writer
is in a dilemma because as stated in the poem, he said that the owner of
this village wont see him if he will just stay for a while because he was
tempted to stay here but a long journey awaits him. The speaker is bemused
if he's gonna stay or not because he has a promise to be kept and that is
to return in reality, the world of man, the civilization and this nature
represents a wish to die because its lovely, dark, and deep.

Jairus from Philippines
Comment 234 of 1060, added on April 18th, 2008 at 9:25 AM.

iam a palestinian student, i study english lit. and this poem is the one
which is in my book.
i hope somebody to add me to help me in something.
thanks

montana from Israel
Comment 233 of 1060, added on March 24th, 2008 at 12:43 AM.

I have always felt this poem was a metaphor for suicide. Rather than
meaning to inspire it seems the main character has resigned himself to
living to meet his obligations. Beautiful and sad.

Roe from United States
Comment 232 of 1060, added on March 12th, 2008 at 3:22 PM.

Frankly speaking, I do'nt know what feelings the writer want to express.I
even don't know who he is,because i come from china. But i know that this
is a very beautiful poem, and i consider that the writer understands life
better than most of the other people.

zhxyforever from China
Comment 231 of 1060, added on March 7th, 2008 at 4:05 AM.

im 13 studing this poem in school for all u people thank u very much and
im sure all your comments will help me in my examination

i find the poem unique as well as true in heart
it is how this man suffers and finally dies in peace

and oh yah im Indian stayin in the United Arab Emirates

Jules from United Arab Emirates

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Information about Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

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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