"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" is a melodic poem by Robert Frost that focuses on the captivating power of nature. As he rides his horse, he encounters an especially lovely area of woods and stops to watch the snow falling. This section of the poem provides clues about the owner's identity:
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
We know that the narrator knows the owner loosely. The owner not only holds possession of this land but also has a house "in the village," suggesting that he has a fair amount of wealth.
There is also something about this owner's personality that makes the narrator a bit nervous to potentially be caught on his property, evidenced in the line "He will not see me stopping here." This tone is further impacted by the cold, dark setting, so this line seems a bit ominous, particularly when paired with the first lines in the third stanza: "He gives his harness bells a shake/ To ask if there is some mistake."
Although this is a naturally serene scene, the tone doesn't feel quite the same, so there is a contrast between the calmness of nature and what could be expected if this owner suddenly appears.