Stopping BY Woods On A Snowy EveningCan anyone explain me this poem and point out the literary devices used in this poem.

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copelmat | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

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The poem explores the effect of nature's beauty on the human psyche. A one sentence summary might be: A man on horseback stops at the edge of the woods to watch the beauty of falling snow before succumbing to his obligations and resuming his journey.

The poem employs a wide range of poetic techniques, including--but not limited to--the following: rhyme, meter, symbolism, parallelism, and alliteration.

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scarletpimpernel | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Please go to this link on eNotes: http://www.enotes.com/stopping-by-woods-snowy-evening/style

It specifically discusses the poem's rhyme scheme and other literary devices.  You will also find helpful information about the poem's themes, background, etc.