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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

What are the implications of the terms that the poet uses in his description of the woods?

This Frost poem is four stanzas long, and each stanza is four lines long. That's not a very long poem, and despite the title specifically mentioning them, the woods are not talked about very much....

Latest answer posted June 22, 2018 3:57 pm UTC

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How does exploration of discovery stimulate new ideas and new possibilities through "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy...

Consider the symbolism of the woods. The speaker stops at a point where no houses are in sight. He sees woods in all directions. He is away from civilization. It is cold and dark, the darkest...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2015 11:03 pm UTC

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Where has the speaker in "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" stopped and why?

In "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," the speaker is riding his horse toward some unnamed destination and is still "miles" away when he decides to stop a moment. There is no sign of...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2019 12:27 am UTC

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Analyze "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost.

"Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening" continues a long tradition of nature poems in which a speaker captures a moment of quiet joy. It is short, it uses simple language, and it is lyrical—it...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2019 11:50 am UTC

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In "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening," how was the surroundings where the speaker stood?

The speaker is not necessarily standing, as your question suggests. More likely he has pulled up and remains seated in his sleigh while he watches the woods fill up with snow. There would not be...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2014 12:02 pm UTC

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Please discuss the meaning of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost.

One of the great aspects about Robert Frost's poetry is the way that symbolism is used to invite multiple meanings, and this is certainly the case here, with various critics arguing this poem is...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2011 7:00 pm UTC

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Intent What does Frost hope to accomplish/convey in this poem?

Late in life, after years of avoiding the general public's persistent question of "What does this poem mean?", Robert Frost said that it was simply a poem about the beauty of falling snow. Although...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2010 9:16 am UTC

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In the poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," what do you think the "lovely, dark and deep woods" represent?...

Since we're talking about poetry, the easy answer is of course it could. Of course, because it's poetry it might not. A more literal reading is that our narrator is simply appreciating the beauty...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2010 2:10 am UTC

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What does the image of the absent house convey in the poem ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening?’

'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ is a poem that glorifies nature in its pristine beauty. Although Frost avoids using ornate language or descriptive passages to describe the splendor of the...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2015 3:11 pm UTC

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Where might the speaker have been going and what work did he have? Who was he going to see? Did anything happen to him?

The speaker is probably Frost himself. He was a poet and a teacher. Most likely this poem records a real experience, which seems very similar to the one described by William Wordsworth in his...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2014 6:39 pm UTC

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Why, in the poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," does the speaker consider the woods dark, deep, and lovely?  

In "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," the speaker describes the way in which the "woods fill up with snow" (line 4). There is nothing around him, no "farmhouse near" (6), and it is very, very...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2016 2:07 am UTC

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how does stopping by woods on a snowy evening depict life over death

The speaker in Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening finds himself attracted to the scene of the snow falling in the woods and stops to observe the "woods fill up with snow" while listening to the...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2011 3:25 am UTC

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What is important about the end rhymes of all the stanzas?

The rhyme scheme seems intended to convey an impression of softly falling snow. In the third stanza the speaker indicates that the snowfall is not heavy when he uses the words "easy wind and downy...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2016 12:11 am UTC

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Comment on the horse as a companion to the lone rider in the middle of a quiet winter evening in a deserted woodland....

The speaker's horse is probably pulling a sleigh and knows a regular route that the owner takes; therefore, when the man stops in a deserted woodland, she gives the sleigh bells a shake in order to...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2015 8:30 am UTC

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What are the key ideas of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"?

“Idea” is a pretty vague term, so we should begin by dividing the ideas into types: On the symbolic idea level, many readers see this poem as a comment on death and suicide, as though Frost was...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2013 4:03 pm UTC

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Please identify one example of a figure of speech and comment upon it in "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."

To be honest, Frost normally writes in a style that is very simple and marked mostly by the absence of figures of speech. In this poem, for example, the closest I can come to finding anything like...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2011 7:57 pm UTC

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How is "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" related to nursing?

This is a very interesting question! I have certainly never had a student ask to relate Robert Frost's iconic poem to the nursing profession. Below, I included a very interesting article from the...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2018 7:39 pm UTC

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Can anyone provide a detailed summary of the poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"?

In the first section the speaker in the poem is traveling through the countryside during winter. He wants to stop and watch the snow fall, and because the owner of the land is nowhere to be seen,...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2009 7:21 pm UTC

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I need the central theme, setting, interpretation, symbolism, and biographical/historical context of the poem.

Central theme: Attraction versus fixation. Something draws you to lose focus, but you cannot get fixated. You must get moving. Sorta like doing homework, vs. checking your email. The email would be...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2009 6:40 am UTC

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"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" reveals the contrary urges of life. Discuss. "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy...

The narrator is indeed plagued by the contrary urges to stop and admire the beauty and mystery of the snowy scene, whilst also compelled to resume his lengthy journey. He acknowledges the confusion...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2011 3:10 pm UTC

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In the poem Stopping by The Woods on a Snowy Evening presuming God to be the owner of the woods, what are the points...

If God were the owner of the woods, you must start from the beginning when the main character wonders whose woods could they possibly be, and yet, he must stop to admire them because they are so...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2013 1:24 pm UTC

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What is the central idea of the poem?

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Latest answer posted January 7, 2010 12:27 am UTC

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I'd like to know if this poem's meaning is really about death or about "do not want to die because of human...

One of the joys of poetry is being able to find your own personal interpretation regarding the meaning of the poem. "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" is a prime example of this. Poet Robert...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2011 12:38 am UTC

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Given Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," discuss the idea that "life is longer than any ride."

There are two issues at play here. The first would be the meaning of the quote. The second would be explaining how Frost's poem addresses the quote. In terms of the quote's meaning, I think that...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2012 3:26 pm UTC

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What is the usual routine of the poet and the horse in the poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"?

The usual routine of the speaker and his horse is to hurry from one spot to another without stopping to watch the snowfall. We know this for several reasons. First is the behavior of the horse. Not...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2017 2:45 pm UTC

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How can the text of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" help to explain the theme?

One of the central themes of the poem is the beauty of nature. To see this theme in the text, some of the more descriptive lines are useful My little horse must think it queer To stop without a...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2012 8:57 pm UTC

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How would you describe the speaker?

Like the speaker in a dramatic monologue, the narrator in Frost’s poem unintentionally reveals much about himself. He does not identify himself or talk about his life, nor does he explain...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 6:23 pm UTC

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What kind of attitudes toward faith and God are at work in the poem? "Stopping by a Woods on a Snowy Evening"

With so much having been written on Frost's wonderful poem, there are many avenues of interpretation which the reader may take. For instance, in The Virginia Quarterly Review, James M. Cox...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2012 6:34 am UTC

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In Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," if the speaker refers to God as the owner of the...

Robert Frost’s poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” is one of the best-known and most popular of all American lyrics. The temptation to treat the poem allegorically – that is, to read it as...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2012 6:02 am UTC

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In Frost's "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening," is the speaker wishing that he could die, or is it just that he...

One way to read Frost's poem is as a meditation on the beauty of nature -- a beauty captured in and conveyed by the poem itself. Pausing to admire beauty when work and obligations require our...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2011 12:04 am UTC

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Is "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" confusing?

A reader could certainly think that "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost is a confusing poem; however, most readers are not likely to say that. Robert Frost is a great poet, and...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2020 2:45 pm UTC

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Focused on a close reading of the first line might the speaker be referring to God as the owner? Can u read this as...

I think this line of inquiry is futile. The "owner" whom the speaker (let us call him Robert Frost) refers to has to be a human being, a man at that, since Frost says they are "his" woods, not...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2014 9:35 pm UTC

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And miles to go before I sleep What's the best explanation to this???

These lines have been a matter of conjecture for years. One interpretation is that the speaker in the poem, who has stopped to enjoy the beauty of Nature and the spiritual moment of this delight,...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2009 8:34 pm UTC

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Why is the wind important, what is the darkest night of the year, and what do the woods symbolize?

Some commentators believe that this poem is a metaphor for death. They talk about the idea that the darkest night of the year is a symbol for the end of life. Literally, of course, the darkest...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2010 10:11 pm UTC

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life is longer than any ride I need ideas fo "Life is longer than any ride" depending on the poem "stopping by woods...

I suppose the main thing that I think of is that a ride has a specific destination in mind, and life is made up of several trips. Life really is about the journey, not the destination. In the...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2012 9:18 pm UTC

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The poet examines the nature of human life, hardships, and challenges man has to undergo in the journey of life....

One way that this poem suggests the hardships of life is that the speaker stops in the woods to escape his daily life. He stops to look at the beauty and simplicity of nature. He is away from...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2015 10:25 pm UTC

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

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...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2010 9:12 am UTC

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Was "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" a favorite of the author?

The following is quoted from "Critical Essays" in the eNotes Study Guide for "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening": “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” is generally regarded as Frost's...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2014 10:21 pm UTC

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I need help writing a poem that mirrors the elements in Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy evening" and...

To write a poem that mirrors the elements in Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" and "The Road Not Taken," you first need to identify what those elements are. Both of Frost's...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2018 5:09 pm UTC

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What are some questions about life and death that are mentioned inthe poem? "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by...

The main tension that exists in Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" exists with the speaker who finds himself in almost a trance as he contemplates the beauty and spirtuality of...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2010 5:22 am UTC

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Please provide a summary of Robert Frost's Stopping by woods on a Snowy Evening.

Robert Frost is well-known for his personal style and poems which appear simple and therefore appeal to a large readership. However, these same poems usually have a more complex meaning or...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2015 9:28 am UTC

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In "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by R. Frost, how would you explain the feelings and concepts the poem...

This poem is usually used as an example of symbolism to help students explore symbolic meaning, or what lies beneath the surface. Therefore, it is important to try and work out or discern what are...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2010 8:42 am UTC

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

Although it is only evening, it is dark, because it is the shortest day of the year. In Frost's poem, evening represents a time when the insistent self, the ego, can be shrouded and disappear into...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2019 11:28 pm UTC

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In "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," why does the man get back to his journey in the last stanza?

I spent a summer at the Bread Loaf School of English several years ago. Robert Frost's farmhouse is part of the campus, and we had an annual "Robert Frost picnic" on the grounds. It is...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2008 1:41 am UTC

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