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

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Comment 216 of 1056, added on June 21st, 2007 at 8:49 PM.

The beauty of the poem lies in the last few lines.Something everyman thinks
at some point of time in life, inspiring to move on even if things are cold
and freeze in life.

reny from India
Comment 215 of 1056, added on June 16th, 2007 at 12:28 PM.

I love this poem from my childhood. When the poet write words, it meanes
different to him from rest of the world till he tells anybody. It depends
on person to person that how they take the meaning.

But for me, this poem is an energiser, it always keep me awake and walking
when i feel tired and depressed.

I have many promises to keep
And Miles to go before i sleep
And Miles to go before i sleep.



Amit Haldhar from India
Comment 214 of 1056, added on June 11th, 2007 at 2:29 PM.

Poetry is a whole and an individual. It can mean a whole other thing for
each individual. A person does not have to know a poet's life to appreciate
something that he is bringing up or even moreso for someone to appreciate
what he's not. By all means, make a comment on the literature and not on
how you can understand it better than most.

Justin VanderVeen from Canada
Comment 213 of 1056, added on June 7th, 2007 at 11:12 PM.

hey does anyone know what type of poem this is??
I m guessing it's lyric , but im not sure

Nancy from Canada
Comment 212 of 1056, added on June 7th, 2007 at 3:20 AM.

It has nothing to do with a man in a woods, your contextual knowledge is
very bad. Robert Frost wrote this poem in a state of depression as he had
thoughts of suicide. and no Miss Erika Roybal Frost does not have a
secret!!! Hes planning suicide, where shud i do it, the snowy are, its
quite peaceful. Mark bloody Dickson you tool, yer sure hes writing of how
beutiful "woods" are... hmmm woods, dark place, a place where u get "lost"
perhaps, this is his why he is stopped and also notice the rhythm... the
first three versus all rhyme but the last... not mesmarised the whole time
Alice Hsu but actually the woods being symbolic of his state of mind being
in a disillusional state, waking up from it wen he realises, "he still has
promises to keep" eg not kill himself...

and why isnt the guy at the house there... maybe its because there is no
one in his life he though, suicide perhaps... duh. Maybe if there was a man
in the house he wuould have never even contemplated suicide.

DO YOU GET WHAT I MEAN THIS POEM IS ALL ABOUT FROST NOT SOME MAN,NOTE THE
NARRATION IT SAYS "I" NOT HE.

SHEESH

The Smarter One from Australia
Comment 211 of 1056, added on May 25th, 2007 at 1:53 AM.

In this poem it seems like Frost is describing that he has a jurney to
complete and he is riding on a sleigh in the woods. He knows he has to keep
on going because he has somthing important to do. then near the end he says
nice things about the woods and the snow.

Christine Fissella from United States
Comment 210 of 1056, added on May 25th, 2007 at 1:33 AM.

This poem is referring the narrator was depicting the beauty of the snow
scenery and expressing the contradictory feelings that he had. When the
narrator came to the forest, he was mesmerized by the beautiful scenes, as
a result, he wanted to probe on the mysteries of the nature; however, he
had to do what he had to do and that was to move on. This poem use
personification and imagery to show us when two different desires happened
at the same time it will create a contradictory feeling.

Alice Hsu from United States
Comment 209 of 1056, added on May 25th, 2007 at 1:26 AM.

I think in this poem Frost has a favor to do for someone secret. It seems
that he does not really care about his horse because he will do anything to
get the job done. I think the ringing of the harness bell might mean that
he is checking to see if someone will come out of the house before he
enters it because he cannot see because it is so dark.

Erika Roybal from United States
Comment 208 of 1056, added on May 24th, 2007 at 11:53 PM.

I think this poem has a cold feeling. Almost like Frost is hidding or not
telling part of his story. He seems to have a journey to complete and he
wont stop at any cost, even if his horse is tired. He shows a lot of
dedication to whatever he needs to get done , and a lot of loyalty to
whoever it is being done for, even if it is for himself. He showes the
reader that its more than walking through the forest its a journey that
everyone goes through a journey called life.

pelin chalayan from United States
Comment 207 of 1056, added on May 24th, 2007 at 11:50 PM.

This poem is about a man who is riding through the woods on a snowy
evening. He is tired and wants to rest, but he has a responsibility. This
man is very loyal. Although he has miles to go before he can sleep, he
decides not to take a rest in the woods because he knows that he has a
promise to keep.

Roxy Nazari from United States

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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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