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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Is there a common theme between Frost's three poems "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," "The Road Not Taken"...

These three poems are not directly connected. "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" and "The Road Not Taken" are single poems, while "The Pasture" is part of a larger work and is more meaningful...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2012 9:18 pm UTC

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Analyze the rhyme scheme and meter in "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."

You might also describe the rhyme scheme as: aaba, bbcb, ccdc, and dddd.

Latest answer posted January 18, 2012 7:11 am UTC

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In Robert Frost's "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening," what is the surface and deep meaning and what's the...

Your question is really asking about symbolism and how it is used in this great poem. Robert Frost in his poetry is a master of symbolism, and uses every day situations or events to suggest much...

Latest answer posted December 25, 2010 6:43 pm UTC

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Explain the poet's emotional, internal experience when he stops in the woods.  

The physical circumstances of the narrative voice are clearly described in the poem’s details: snowy, quiet, dark, etc., but the mood or mental state of the narrative character’s deserves...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2013 4:13 pm UTC

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What does darkness suggest in the poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost?

Before answering this question, it helps to check out the final stanza in Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening": The woods are lovely, dark and deep,But I have promises to keep,And...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2016 3:03 pm UTC

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Does "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" have personification or alliteration?

There is no personification (personification is giving inanimate objects human attributes; therefore, if we go by this definition (see www.dictionary.com), the horse would not count since it is not...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2008 11:27 am UTC

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Comment on the tone of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."

This question has previously been answered on eNotes. Here is a link for you: http://www.enotes.com/stopping-by-woods-snowy-evening/q-and-a/what-do-you-think-about-tone-poem-full-joy-pain-75599

Latest answer posted April 10, 2011 11:25 pm UTC

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In "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening", how would I describe the meaning of isolation in this poem?

In this poem, isolation is something that the writer craves and desires, and attempts to chase and capture for a few brief moments for himself. If you look at the last lines, he ponders how he...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2010 8:13 am UTC

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Describe the development of the theme in the poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," by Robert Frost.

This is a richly symbolic poem where things work on two levels - a literal level and a more symbolic level. This poem is usually used as an example of symbolism to help students explore symbolic...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2010 8:27 pm UTC

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Is there hidden meaning in "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"?

In a sense, yes. The poem appears to be so simple, and yet it seems possible to come up with a figurative interpretation because of the final two lines: "And miles to go before I sleep, / And...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2016 5:44 pm UTC

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What is the overall theme of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening?"

The poem has many different possible themes. One of the most poignant is the theme of sadness, or of possibilities that cannot be taken because of current responsibilities. The narrator wants to...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2012 8:44 pm UTC

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What is a possible "deeper interpretation" for "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening?"

One interpretation of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" that must be inferred rather than seen from context is that the narrator is not on a business trip at all, but rather on a journey of...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2012 9:45 pm UTC

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Besides the beauty of the woods on a snowy evening, what else holds the poet spellbound?      

The woods are "lovely," but also "dark and deep." This darkness, which seems to exert a powerful attraction on the poet, takes on a vaguely ominous tone in the light of the final line, "And miles...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2009 8:12 pm UTC

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What is a major theme of the poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"?

A theme is the statement, directly expressed or implied, that a text makes about its subject. This particular text seems to comment on both the positive effect nature can have on us as well as on...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2019 4:48 pm UTC

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What is the figurative meaning of the poem Stopping Be Woods On A Snowy Evening written by Robert Frost?

Figurative meaning refers to meaning that is conveyed through the use of figures of speech such as comparisons, analogies, and other symbolic uses of language. As with most poetry, interpretation...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2011 6:26 am UTC

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What is "Snowflake" by Robert Frost about?

Robert Frost did not write a poem called "Snowflake." Since you are posting the question under "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," you evidently meant this poem, which does speak about...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2016 5:42 pm UTC

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What inner conflict in man is expressed in the poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening?  

‘Stopping by woods’ may appear to be a simple and small poem, yet one can unravel deeper and serious themes running through it. The beauty of the woods is so fascinating that the traveler desires...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2015 6:04 am UTC

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Why does the horse think it strange to stop in woods?

In the second stanza of the poem, the speaker says that his "little horse must think it queer / To stop without a farmhouse near" (lines 5–6). In other words, the horse seems to be quite used to...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2020 11:08 am UTC

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In "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," what is the effect of the poem rhythm written in iambic tetrameter? How...

Poets use rhythm in poetry to reinforce the message or meaning they are trying to get across with the words. Iambic rhythm is the most common poetic rhythm. It consists of one unaccented syllable...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2016 3:15 pm UTC

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Describe the role death plays in Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."  

In "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," Robert Frost calls on nature to set the stage for the illusion he creates of normalcy. However, everything is not as it seems. The woods, though...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2012 3:01 pm UTC

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What does Robert Frost want to convey through the poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening?"

"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" can be read as an allegory. Frost devotes the first three stanzas of the poem to describe the woods he comes across while he was on his way to accomplish some...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2015 1:36 pm UTC

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Why should the speaker not have stopped in the woods in "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost?  

There are two reasons mentioned in the poem why the speaker should not be stopping. First of all, there is no farmhouse nearby. My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2016 11:48 pm UTC

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How does the theme of isolation of the individual sum up the message of the poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening...

Although isolation is often seen as a negative word, Frost, shows, on the contrary, the positive power of stopping to take a few moments alone to appreciate the intense beauty of nature. In this...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2019 11:49 am UTC

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To what metaphorical "sleep" might the speaker be referring in the last lines? 

In the poem "Stopping By Woods on A Snowy Evening" he poet Robert Frost describes how a winter traveller becomes momentarily spellbound by falling snow against a background of woods which appear to...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2010 6:37 am UTC

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What is the importance of the “wind” in the poem?

In the poem "Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost, the poet first suggests a scene to us. then, by a combination of imagery and language choices he makes it real for us to...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2010 1:19 am UTC

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Write a brief essay comparing "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" to "Apple-Picking."

The speakers in both poems are nameless men. The speaker in "Woods" might be richer than the other since he is driving a horse while the other man is a farm laborer. But that's not for sure. The...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2010 2:15 pm UTC

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What is the tone of the poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"?

Tone is referring to an author's or speaker's attitude toward a subject. Tone is more often than not conveyed through word choice. Tone should not be confused with mood. Mood refers to the feelings...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2020 8:03 pm UTC

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In the poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," is the speaker happy with his lonely state in the woods? 

In Robert Frost's beloved poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," the speaker (let's assume he's a man) stops while riding on horseback to look at the snow falling in the woods. He does not...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2016 3:02 pm UTC

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What does "And miles to go before I sleep" mean and why does Frost repeat it?

Robert Frost wrote this poem in one night and, according to him, it just "came to him" rapidly, hence, this tells you that the poem is meant to be universal and has no definite meaning but the one...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2009 3:19 am UTC

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Presuming god to be the owner of the woods,  bring out the point the poet wishes to make

From a Judeo-Christian religious perspective, God can be said to be the "owner" of the woods to which the poet refers, but Frost explicitly identifies the wood's owner: His house is in the...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2013 2:33 pm UTC

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Please explain the poem "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening."

In this poem, a man rides through the woods. It's dark and there is someplace he needs to be. However, he stops for a moment to watch the snow fall. He doesn't tell us why he stops, but we can...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2016 9:54 pm UTC

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The question is what the woods symbolize to the traveler. What has he said "no" to in passing by in "Stopping by...

In the poem "Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening" the poet Robert Frost describes how a winter traveler takes time out to do nothing but gaze. He is transfixed momentarily by the image of white...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2010 6:27 am UTC

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In the poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," what does "lovely, dark and deep" suggest?

At first glance, Frost’s poem is simple. It’s about a man going through the snowy woods and taking a moment to pause and look around. When his horse jingles his little bells, the speaker realizes...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2016 2:41 am UTC

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What do you suppose is the theme of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"? The speaker is forced to move on even...

One of the central themes of this poem is that every person is, at some point, torn between what they want and what others expect from them. The speaker of the poem is clearly someone with...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2016 12:42 am UTC

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What evidence can you find that suggest the speaker is embarrassed in "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"?

“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. “ These lines indicate that the narrator of the poem...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2008 11:04 pm UTC

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What is the purpose of the horse in "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"?

There are at least two interpretations of the horse based on readers' differing interpretations of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." Some readers find that this is a poem of tranquility. The...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2020 11:54 am UTC

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Which poetry techniques does Frost use most effectively in his "Stopping by Woods" poem?

While the familiar rhythm of iambic quatrameter and the simple rhyme scheme of Frost's poem connotes relaxation, the repetition of the last line as the reminder that the poet has obligations,...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2009 9:30 am UTC

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What is the tone of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"?

The tone of a poem is the author's attitude toward their subject. "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" has two quite different possible tones, depending on the reader's interpretation of what is...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2020 11:11 am UTC

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What inspired Robert Frost to write "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"?

According to N. Arthur Bleau, Frost provided the context of his inspiration for "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" at a reading in 1947. When asked to identify his own favorite poem out of all...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2020 11:44 am UTC

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What are the speaker's feelings about the dark woods in "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening?"

As indicated near the end of the poem, the speaker is drawn to the woods, which he calls "lovely, dark and deep." He primarily feels regret that he can't linger and look longer at the beautiful...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2016 1:30 am UTC

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What is the "mistake" in "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"?

In the second stanza of the poem, the speaker says that his little horse shakes the harness bells it wears as if "to ask if there is some mistake" (line 10). In other words, the speaker thinks his...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2020 11:22 am UTC

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What are three reason why "The Road Not Taken" and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Frost have become...

Robert Frost's poems "The Road Not Taken" and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" are classic poems that have been read, re-read, and much loved for generations. Let's reflect on these two poems...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2020 3:13 pm UTC

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How do I give a presentation on "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" in class?

If I had to give a presentation on a poem such as the beautiful "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost, I think I would narrow down the theme to a very specific element and make...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2010 2:15 am UTC

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What is the meaning behind "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"?

“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” is one of Robert Frost's most popular poems. Scholars and critics have debated its meaning for years. Some see a commentary on loneliness; others think that...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2020 2:01 pm UTC

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Can someone please explain the death wish in "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"?

A lot of critics, including one of Frost's biographers Jeffrey Meyers, have decided that the speaker, presumably Frost himself, was thinking of committing suicide in the woods and expressing a...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2012 4:39 pm UTC

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What are the physical, inner, and imaginative journeys in "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening?"

The physical journey the poem's speaker undertakes is by horse and carriage; he has stopped in a remote area between a lake and a patch of woods owned by someone the speaker knows in the village....

Latest answer posted May 26, 2019 9:32 am UTC

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Why does the speaker not stop for long in the woods?

The speaker explains the reason for not being able to remain for long in the woods in the last three lines of the final stanza: The woods are lovely, dark and deep,But I have promises to keep,And...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2015 5:07 am UTC

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Why does the poet repeat the line "and miles to go before I sleep"?

In repeating the penultimate line of the poem as the poem’s final line, Frost draws attention to it, making it seem both more wistful on the part of the speaker as well as potentially doubly...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2020 1:06 pm UTC

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Where do you think the poem's speaker was going in the poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening?" Where do...

I have always imagined that the speaker of the poem, whom I take to be Robert Frost himself, has driven into a little town for provisions, and possibly for a few Christmas presents, and is on his...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2014 6:00 am UTC

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Why does he give "his harness bells a shake"?

In the third stanza of the poem, the speaker's horse shakes his harness bells to "ask if there is some mistake" (line 10). The speaker of the poem and his horse must make these kinds of trips...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2020 11:31 am UTC

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