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

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Comment 222 of 1062, added on December 5th, 2007 at 3:18 PM.

To me this poem by Robert Frost means a lot of things...
He is talking about how he can die right now if he wanted to because he is
satisfies with the beauty of his life (the woods) yet it is still ''dark
and deep'' and he still has a lot of things to do before he dies ''miles to
go before I sleep'' by sleep he means death, and he is talking about how he
can die right now if he wanted to and how beautiful the place is, but then
the bells from the horse wakes him back up and tells him to basically, snap
out of it, you have still got a lot of things to do before you die and that
you have a lot of promises in life to keep.

I think it is a very good poem and it had definitely touched me personally
and i think it is a good metaphor of death and satisfaction with your life,
and whether you are allowed to die as soon as you are satisfied or do you
have to keep all your promises?

That is of course only my opinion and other people might view this poem in
a different way.

Thanx

Sara Rieds from United Kingdom
Comment 221 of 1062, added on October 27th, 2007 at 7:23 PM.

When Robert Frost refers to the village and woods as "his",i think he is
refering to death.He is passing through deaths territory, not ready to
die("but I have promises to keep And miles before I sleep")He looks at how
easy and peaceful it looks,but he isnt done with his mission and refuses to
rest.

Shafiah from United States
Comment 220 of 1062, added on October 11th, 2007 at 4:24 PM.

i definately do not believe that Frost was considering suicide.he was
engraved in deep thoughts of life and considering how short it is.
Therefore it is impotrant that we fulfil the pronises me make to ourselves
and others. "And miles to go before i sleep" suggest that the speaker is
determine to accomplish these aims before he dies. however, there are
certain pleasures of life that may distract us from concentrating on these
promises.during this time though, there are people in life that may help us
get back on track and keep our focus, frost uses the horse to state the
usefulnes of animals to the choices we make i life inspite trheir innocense
to understand human nature.

carla miller from Jamaica
Comment 219 of 1062, added on October 6th, 2007 at 1:45 PM.

Stopping by the woods is about suicide... that is the deep meaning... On a
literal level, obviously it is either about cows in woods, waiting for some
hay, or about santa claus, on a sleigh, sleepy, but knowing that he still
has many more miles to go.

AdS from Trinidad and Tobago, Republic
Comment 218 of 1062, added on October 2nd, 2007 at 11:02 AM.

This poem is so good,I can't Belive it. It had a great twist turn in the
middle.Have a nice day.

Eat Coco pops

Timmy ethilbert from Canada
Comment 217 of 1062, added on September 30th, 2007 at 9:54 AM.

Solitude,isolation,contemplation,reflections on life and the reality of
ownership of tangible items.
An immediate reference to the dark woods,and a more distant reference to
the primeval lay deep with in the physche of all.
The reference to the animal which cannot sense the forboding or symbolic
rationalisation of humanity.
To some the woods may be frightening,to others,shelter of a kind.
These are but a few thoughts on why these relatively few lines, well
structured as they are, create so many different meanings to the reader.
The true magic lays in the resonant chord it strikes with the individual.
It will endear itself to generations to come.


David Crouch from Australia
Comment 216 of 1062, 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 1062, 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 1062, 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 1062, 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

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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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