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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening eNotes Reading Response Prompts

by eNotes

  • Release Date: October 07, 2019
  • Subjects: Language Arts and Literature
  • Age Levels: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 8, and Grade 9
  • Pages: 9
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What does the reader learn in the first stanza about the setting of the poem? What are some specific details that communicate the general time and place?

Explain how the reader learns that the speaker is on his way from one place to another. Which line in the stanza suggests this information?

The speaker stops to watch as the woods “fill up with snow.” Why might he have done that? What can you infer about the speaker based on his decision to stop by the woods at this particular time?

The speaker refers to his “little horse.” What do the reference and the setting suggest to you about his mode of transportation? Why do you draw that conclusion?


These eNotes Reading Response Prompts are designed to encourage your students to read more effectively and with more pleasure by giving them interesting subjects to write about after they have read. Many of the prompts will take them directly into the text, while others will give them an opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings and to reflect on their own experiences.

A second purpose of the eNotes Reading Response Prompts is to facilitate instruction in ways that work for you in the classroom. The organization of the prompts makes them easy to use, and the content and construction of the prompts are designed to develop students’ knowledge and academic skills.

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