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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Why does the speaker want to stop and watch the woods fill up with snow?

It seems as though the speaker wants to stop and watch the woods fill up with snow because it is so calm and quiet and serene in the forest. It does not sound as though his daily life can be...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2020 12:25 pm UTC

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What is the critical thinking on Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening?

The poem deals with many themes, and its attention is focused on the speaker's infatuation with nature and the natural world he wants to be a part of. When we read the poem for the first time, we...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2016 7:13 pm UTC

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What conflict do the bells and the wind present to the speaker in Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening?

When the narrator of "Stopping by Wood on a Snowy Evening" pauses on a dark, snowy night to watch the snow fall in the woods, his horse, accustomed to stopping in the town, is confused. "He gives...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2016 9:38 pm UTC

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Robert Frost once said, "A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom." How can "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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What is the tone of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"? Explain. 

"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" is a poem by Robert Frost consisting of four quatrains. It is told from the point of view of a nameless first-person narrator who is riding his horse along a...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2016 12:17 am UTC

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How would you identify tone and use it to find theme and meaning?

The word "tone" is used in literary terms to describe the attitude of the writer towards his subject or theme—the attitude we, as the reader, detect while reading. Robert Frost himself was rather...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2019 6:38 am UTC

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What does "downy flake" symbolize?

In Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” the speaker hears only the ringing of his horse’s harness bells, the gentle blowing wind, and the snowing of “downy flake.” This peaceful...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2020 11:41 am UTC

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Is the poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" all about creating balances?

What an interesting concept! I have never come across this statement in relation to this poem before. We can easily relate it to "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" when we consider the symbolic...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2011 7:55 pm UTC

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How would you write a critical analysis of the "little horse" theme?

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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What does the line "And miles to go before I sleep" mean?

The Robert Frost poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" paints a beautiful word picture of a wooded country road on a winter's evening while it is snowing. The speaker mentions in the first...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2018 1:28 am UTC

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Is this poem in blank verse?

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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Provide a literal summary for "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."

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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How is "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" connected to its time of publication?

This poem was included in New Hampshire, published in 1923. Even Frost himself was amazed at the many interpretations of this piece. However, historically, the 1920's was an era of change, a modern...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2008 2:59 am UTC

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In Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," what are some of the narrator's objectives?

Probably Robert Frost's most famous poem, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" is famously ambiguous and hard to interpret. Though it's tough to discern whether or not the narrator has a...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2016 7:10 pm UTC

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Who is the speaker of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"?

The speaker of the poem is a traveler who passes through a dark, peaceful, and perhaps even hauntingly beautiful forest, as the speaker describes the scenery as "lovely, dark and deep." The speaker...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2020 2:52 pm UTC

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What are the "promises" in "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"?

To understand what the speaker means by "promises" in "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," it is important to understand what the poem is about. The speaker has chosen to stop for a moment in...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2020 11:20 am UTC

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Why is the poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" so serious?  

I can see why someone would characterize this poem's tone as serious although "contemplative" might be the word I would choose. The narrator, whom I have always assumed was a man, has paused for a...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2016 7:17 pm UTC

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What is the interpretation of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost?

The second stanza of the famous Frost poem published (1923) in New Hampshire contains a highly significant allusion: My little horse must think it queerTo stop without a farmhouse nearBetween the...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2011 4:56 am UTC

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

One theme is the theme of isolation. This is probably my personal favorite theme of the poem. It's a lonely poem. The speaker is a man who has stopped with his horse beside a lonely wood. He...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2016 6:20 pm UTC

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In "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening", what is the importance of using the pronoun (I)?

In "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by American poet Robert Frost, the importance of using the pronoun "I" is that this gives an intimate, personal touch to the poem. The reader can better...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2015 6:36 pm UTC

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

"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" is a lyric poem. A lyric poem is one that expresses personal emotion. It uses the first person "I" voice to express what the poem's speaker is feeling....

Latest answer posted September 7, 2020 11:29 am UTC

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Is "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" about death?

"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" uses elements of nature to convey some darker truths, which is common in Frost's poetry. This poem may not necessarily be about death, but the speaker's...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2020 11:38 am UTC

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  Which one is true about Robert Frost's poetry, "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening?"   Which one is true...

The correct answer is 4) regular rhyme scheme with metrical pattern. The poem contains no unconventional syntax, that is, using words or sentence structure in unusual ways. Nor does it have...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2017 3:22 am UTC

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Does the first line of "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" follow the pattern set out by the rest of the poem?

The famous first stanza of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" read as follows: Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village, though; He will not see me stopping here To...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2012 7:57 pm UTC

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Is the poem, "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening," presuming God to be the owner of the woods in order to bring out...

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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How do the woods act as an obstacle to keeping promises in "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost?  

It is the beauty of the pristine snow that blankets the field near a dusted woods and frozen lake that distracts the speaker of Frost's poem from his obligations. Certainly, the speaker of...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2016 4:14 pm UTC

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What significance does the word "But" have in the last verse (i.e., "The woods are lovely, dark and deep /. . .  And...

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...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2019 10:19 am UTC

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What are the contrasting images of the natural world and the manmade world in the poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy...

In Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," the narrator finds himself deep in nature, where the woods "fill up with snow" (line 4). However, the man who owns the woods lives in the village,...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2016 4:42 pm UTC

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The beauty of Robert Frost's poem,"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," lies in its simplicity. Justify this claim.

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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In "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," what aural elements can be noticed? What are some of the dominant language...

The aural elements of a poem are those that have to do with sound, rhyme, and tone. Reading a poem aloud is often useful in recognizing these patterns. In the famous poem "Stopping by Woods on a...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2020 6:09 pm UTC

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What does the speaker mean by "promises"?

At the end of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," the speaker says that he has "promises" to keep. In this context, promises are his responsibilities and duties. They are what force him to move...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2020 11:41 am UTC

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Why does the speaker decide against stopping in the woods in Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"?

In “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” the wagon or carriage driver is only pausing for a few minutes to appreciate the beauty of the falling snow. He is also taking a bit of this peaceful time...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2016 10:23 am UTC

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What literary devices make "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" a good poem?

The use of iambic pentameter is one device that makes the poem wonderfully readable. In this poem, Frost uses iambic pentameter, which is when you have an unstressed syllable followed by a...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2008 11:10 am UTC

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Why is he out in the woods, instead of at his house in the village? Would he be angry? Would he befriend the poem's...

The speaker probably does not live in the village but lives on a farm like Frost himself. He has been to the village to buy household necessities and is on his way back home. Many have suggested...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2014 10:51 pm UTC

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Why does the speaker stop by the woods in "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"?

The speaker of Frost's poem stops by the woods because the snow falling against the dark night sky is so beautiful. The speaker has people to see and places to be, but nevertheless, he is so taken...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2019 7:39 pm UTC

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How would you write a critical analysis of the "woods" theme?

To examine the "woods" theme in Robert Frost's poem, it would be useful to first consider that the poet uses them both in the literal sense and metaphorically. To structure a critical analysis,...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2019 7:59 pm UTC

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What would the darkest night of the year symbolize?

Literally, the "darkest evening of the year" occurs on December 21 in the northern hemisphere. This is the day when there is the least daylight due to the tilt of the Earth's poles. Therefore,...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2020 11:21 am UTC

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How is the poet misunderstood by his own horse?

In Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” the horse reacts to the driver’s pause in two places: My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near (lines...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2016 10:34 am UTC

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What is the rhyming and metric structure of Robert Frost's poem, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening?"

"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," is one of Robert Frost's best known and best loved short poems. The simple narrative of a wintertime traveler on horseback who stops for a moment to watch...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2010 4:29 am UTC

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What's a figure of speech used in the poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"?  

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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the poet to whom? i mean the poet taking to the readers or himself?

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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What are the symbols in "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"?

This question has already been asked and answered here on eNotes. Here is a link for you:...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2011 12:36 pm UTC

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How would you give a presentation of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"? How would you give a presentation of...

A video may be a nice accompaniment to your analysis/discussion of Frost's poem, for with the visual images, there may be an increased understanding of the reading of the poem. It may also be...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2011 2:19 pm UTC

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What themes are prevalent in "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," and what evidence is there to prove them?

In the beautiful poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost, a lone traveler pauses to appreciate the loveliness of the dark, deep woods while snow is falling. The woods are not...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2020 4:38 pm UTC

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What do the woods symbolize?

A symbol is something that has both literal and figurative meaning: this means that the woods are literally present in the poem, and they also carry some other meaning too, something that is not...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2020 11:50 am UTC

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What conflict do the bells and the wind present in "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"?

In Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," the bells represent time and society's obligatory creations while the wind is representative of Nature. The horse gives "his harness bells...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2009 2:19 am UTC

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What is the pattern? Is it a peaceful poem or a disturbing one? Is it confusing?

"Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" is a poem by Robert Frost which adheres to a regular rhyme scheme and meter. Each stanza comprises four lines, and the rhyme scheme is interesting in that it...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2020 12:31 pm UTC

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Could I have a summary and analysis of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"?

In "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," the speaker is tired from the journey of life. He stops by the woods on the darkest evening of the year. Even the little horse thinks it is strange to be...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2012 3:48 pm UTC

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Write an essay on the thematic unity of 'After Apple Picking' and 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening' by Robert...

Interesting choice of poems to compare. I might have been more inclined to identify a thematic unity between "After Apple Picking" and "The Road Not Taken," particularly on the subject of apples...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2019 10:34 am UTC

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Focused on a close reading of the first line does it matter who owns the woods the speaker is enjoying? Robert...

The speaker, presumably Frost himself, says that this is the darkest evening of the year, which makes it December 21st or 22nd. By this date the deciduous trees of New Hampshire would be barren....

Latest answer posted September 16, 2012 12:09 am UTC

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