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

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Comment 252 of 1082, added on March 4th, 2009 at 3:02 PM.

Hey...instead of about death......it could be about life....
as in the choices we make....
the path we create...
the guilt, the obligations, the decisions, the feeling of injustice and the
desire for someone else's fate

the part about the harness bells...it seems the bells are all the choices
he has made that LEADS him (as a harness does) down his path- his fate

his horse seems like his motivation since horses are like engines that pull
things forward
and it is weary and it wants rest at a "farmhouse"...he doesn't know when
he would finally achieve his goals, he doesn't know when he can finally
rest....you have to keep on going in life, never knowing when you can
finally sleep
as well, he must also be drawn to the snow- so white and lustful...
however the snow is filling up the woods, which are not in his path- he may
not go there, he can not enjoy the refreshing flakes because they are the
reward for someone else who made the choices that led him down that way

I'm not sure though...just my thought after reading the Road not Taken...

Nancy from United States
Comment 251 of 1082, added on February 24th, 2009 at 6:20 PM.

I think this poem is very precious to me because it conveys the beauty of
our nature or the sudden realisation of the beauty of our natural world.
The poet write that he had promise to keep and maintain the wonderful our
nature.

Tamarie Malcolm from Papua New Guinea
Comment 250 of 1082, added on February 19th, 2009 at 7:50 PM.

isn't this poem about santa clause?


Fucer Dikem from Zimbabwe
Comment 249 of 1082, added on February 3rd, 2009 at 12:47 PM.

iv'e really enjoyed this poem but some how other people says that it is
suicide i think that is ridiculous why would robert frost talk about his
death before it even happends

farha from United States
Comment 248 of 1082, added on January 21st, 2009 at 3:43 PM.

the poem depicts the loneliness and insecurities in every man's life at
certain stage of life.Even though we are surrounded by men around us in all
walks of life ,sometimes, perhaps we feel lonely and depressed because we
have nobody to share our feelings .It is then wefeel depressed and want to
wander in the woods as how the poet feels .But life has to go on,there is
no stopping.I Wish ,I,were the horse,though.(SIGH).But one cannot admire
the woods if one was a horse.

lali from Guatemala
Comment 247 of 1082, added on January 5th, 2009 at 6:14 PM.

When I first read this poem, I thought it was just about stopping by the
woods. But it wasn't until I started feeling depressed that I found a new
meaning: suicide. Frost uses the woods to symbolize death, and it seems to
draw him in... Intrigue him, even. Sleep, of course, is meant to mean the
act of suicide. "... But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I
sleep, miles to go before I sleep." the miles are the rest of his life, and
we see that he wants to get there/ reach his destination (death), but
there's something keeping him from going into the woods.... He has miles
left to go,after all.


Kelsea from United States
Comment 246 of 1082, added on January 4th, 2009 at 11:49 AM.

Having first read this poem some fifty years ago, I had never forgotten the
lines. I have not counted how many times I or some of my friends have
referred to this poem or recited the lines. I just read the poem once again
and feel the same as when I first read it.

Reza Chowdhury from Bangladesh
Comment 245 of 1082, added on December 27th, 2008 at 6:02 AM.

i think the poem is telling us about atraveller who stopped by the woods
between the lake and the woods

mohammed from Yemen
Comment 244 of 1082, added on December 23rd, 2008 at 5:41 PM.

I love this sweet Poem!!!!!!!

Alicia Mitchell from United States
Comment 243 of 1082, added on December 7th, 2008 at 2:51 PM.

Good poem
made sence
rhymes
and is the best

nanno

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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
Viewed: 3825 times
Poem of the Day: Jun 26 2000


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