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In "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening," how was the surroundings where the...
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In “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” the speaker carefully sets the scene by describing the woods. The woods are isolated, and filling with snow and there is a light breeze. It is evening, so it is getting dark.
This poem contains a beautiful description of the woods. First of all, the speaker does not know for sure who the woods belong to, but he thinks he knows because the person does not live in the woods—he lives in the village.
When the speaker stops by, it is the “darkest evening of the year.” There is no farmhouse near the woods, but there is a “frozen lake.” It is windy, but not too windy.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake. (see first link)
The woods are described as “lovely, dark and deep” and the speaker would like to stop and look at them forever, but he has miles left to go.
This poem can be interpreted on two levels. On the first level it is a beautiful poem about a man, a horse, and woods filled with snow. The description of the woods is delicate and beautiful, but very simple. The poem can also be interpreted on a physical level, describing the temptation of death as a peaceful sleep.
Posted by litteacher8 on October 17, 2012 at 4:29 PM (Answer #1)
The woods are lovely ,dark it was snowing heavily perhapse it was the darkest evening of the year it was not safe for the poet if he would stopped a bit more longer he would have died it was more like a grave yard. I hope I have answered ur question " ALL THE BEST!!!!!!! " and keep asking questions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by user7474132 on May 27, 2013 at 8:25 AM (Answer #2)
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