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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

The consonant sound of the letter "s" is in every line. This is often called sibilance. In this poem, the sibilance creates a swooshing sound similar to a sleigh, or wind in the trees—think of the...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2016, 12:57 am (UTC)

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The word "but" in the final stanza reveals the fateful choice of direction that the speaker has made. He'd flirted briefly with resigning himself to an easeful death: to penetrate deeper into the...

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

The horse is made personal through personification, and he also helps express the speaker’s thoughts and feelings, as well as emphasize his separateness from other people. As the poem begins, the...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2019, 6:16 am (UTC)

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Robert Frost’s poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” is an example of dramatic monologue. When a poem is written in this manner is also called a persona poem. Robert Frost does not identify...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2016, 4:49 pm (UTC)

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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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In "Design," the irony typical of modernism appears especially in the final two lines: What but design of darkness to appall?--If design govern in a thing so small. These lines seem, in fact,...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2011, 2:16 pm (UTC)

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

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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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

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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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Robert Frost was a great admirer of Henry David Thoreau, author of the classic Walden. Frost evidently made an early decision to lead a life of rustic simplicity so that he could devote all his...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2016, 7:02 am (UTC)

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

This poem is not a sonnet. All forms of sonnets (English, Italian, Spenserian, etc.) have 14 lines. Also, the rhyme scheme is not that of a typical sonnet. The rhyme scheme is aaba, ccdc, eefe,...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2010, 11:36 pm (UTC)

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Like the previous editor noted, the poem is entirely allegorical and whatever happens without its metaphorical meaning is not much of what you can call "action." With its symbolic meaning added,...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2010, 3:05 am (UTC)

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

On the surface, "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" is a simple poem about stopping to look at a snowy wood and then having the narrator realize that he can't stay in the woods forever because...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2018, 12:42 pm (UTC)

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

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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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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The poem doesn't give readers an explicit and concrete answer to this question; however, the poem does offer enough evidence for a reader to hazard a guess or two as to why the man can't stay...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2018, 11:42 am (UTC)

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

The first line has inverted syntax (the subject and predicate are placed at the end): Whose woods these are I think I know. The imagery is as follows: natural imagery: "woods," "snow," "frozen...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2010, 12:42 am (UTC)

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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...

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In "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," the speaker finds himself in a woods which have been "fill[ed] up with snow." The speaker, riding a horse, stops to admire the beautiful winter scene and...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2021, 9:39 am (UTC)

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Robert Frost wrote poems over a period spanning nearly half a century, from 1914 to his death in 1989. The world saw tremendous changes during that time, going through two world wars and a cold...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2016, 2:22 pm (UTC)

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

In the poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, we have an aaba rhyme scheme for three of the stanzas. The last stanza, however, has the same rhyme scheme for each line. So, the rhyme scheme for...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2020, 3:37 pm (UTC)

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An exploration of the little horse theme must begin with considering why Robert Frost described the poem as being "about the snowy evening and the little horse." One would think the idea for the...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018, 6:22 pm (UTC)

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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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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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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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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

This is Robert Frost's most famous poem. It is extensively covered in various places in eNotes. The most common interpretation is that the speaker is contemplating committing suicide by walking out...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2012, 12:11 pm (UTC)

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

In Robert Frost's poem, the speaker says they are observing the snow fall in the woods. Many different interpretations have been put forward about this poem, both literal and figurative. The...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2019, 3:21 am (UTC)

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

In the first stanza, the speaker says, "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" (lines...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2016, 11:55 am (UTC)

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In the poem 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening' Robert Frost characteristically uses the term 'woods.' He could have used the word 'forest' but this term wouldn't have worked as well for his...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2009, 8:11 pm (UTC)

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

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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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

There are several elements in "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost that demonstrate the feelings and mindset of the speaker. The speaker is alone on his journey, as demonstrated...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2019, 8:52 am (UTC)

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

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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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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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

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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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

The poet stops, not only to appreciate the beauty of the snowfall, but to contemplate life, responsibility, duty and death. It is unusual for a man to stop in a section of the woods that is remote...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2008, 10:49 pm (UTC)

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In Robert Frost’s poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” the house, farmhouse, and village could symbolize civilization. In the first stanza, the speaker speculates about the owner of the...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2021, 6:02 pm (UTC)

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Blank verse is a style of lyrical poetry that is defined as having a specific meter but no rhyme. Most often, poetry written in blank verse is written in iambic pentameter. Frost's "Stopping by...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2012, 11:43 pm (UTC)

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

The speaker stops in the middle of the woods to admire the beauty of the scene. However, as much as he admires the beauty of nature, he also has a sense of darkness and/or the forbidden. The words...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2013, 4:59 pm (UTC)

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

The speaker, presumably Robert Frost himself, is driving in a sleigh drawn by a single horse. It is snowing. He is struck by the beauty of a particular stand of trees and stops to look at them. He...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2015, 6:46 am (UTC)

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

When snow falls on the landscape, it softens sharp edges and hides some things from view. It can add beauty to something usually seen as ugly, like a junkyard or an abandoned and ramshackle...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2016, 11:18 am (UTC)

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Often, people interpret sleep, in the final two lines, as a symbol for death. There is something very compelling and tranquil about this moment in the woods. The speaker watches the forest "fill up...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2018, 11:34 pm (UTC)

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

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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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

In Robert Frost’s poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” the wagon or carriage driver is in the midst of conducting some business, or of running an important errand. But he stops the horse...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2016, 11:35 am (UTC)

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

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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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

In this poem, a narrator on horseback stops to marvel at the beauty and stillness of the falling snow in the darkness of a winter evening. He notes his horse must think it "queer" that he halts...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2016, 1:45 pm (UTC)

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

THe narrator is talking to himself, his horse, and the reader. Anytime you speak aloud, others can hear it, whether these thoughts are directed to them or not. He speaks about the journey, the...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2007, 5:20 am (UTC)

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

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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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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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

What seems to arrest the narrator as he travels through this forest is the incredible beauty of the scene around him. The beauty of the scene is enhanced by the stillness he feels, and this...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2016, 7:42 pm (UTC)

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Robert Frost's poem, "Stoppin by Woods on a Snowy Evening," is in many ways a model of simplicity. The words used in the poem are almost exclusively simple, familiar words. The only exceptions...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2013, 3:57 pm (UTC)

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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...

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