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Stopping The Woods On A Snowy Evening

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Every poem has its own individual meaning. Most of the time, it depends on who wrote the poem and how they were feeling when they wrote it. Robert Frost, in “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” shows that he had places to be rather where he wanted to be. The reader can always have a clue to what is going on by the initial poem idea.
Robert Frost was born on March 26, 1874 in San Francisco. He died on January 29, 1963 in Boston. His parents were William Prescott Frost Jr. and Isabelle Moodie. He went to Dartmouth College and later Harvard College but never receive a degree. His first poem he published was called, “My Butterfly.” “He was the co-valedictorian from Lawrence High School.” ...view middle of the document...

That means they are not really in the city, and it is more like the country part of the world. Second thing you learn is the weather has been so brutally cold that the lake has frozen completely. The lake freezing shows that they are in the extremely cold climate area. The third thing you learn is the darkest evening of the year shows that is extremely cold. The characteristics of it being dark shows that there is no sunlight, brutally cold, and no hope. The word “darkest” in this poem, suggests many things. One thing is that the guy is depressed or lonely. The guy is also losing hope. Second thing that the dark suggests is the horse’s reaction to the coldness. In the first line of this stanza, it says that, “My little horse must think it queer.” (Line 5) Robert Frost adds little to describe the horse. The guy has a little horse because he simply could not afford a more expensive one. It also shows that the guy that owns the horse is not a high class person. Probably most of these people that are living around these woods do not have all the money. This line is also has personification in it. A horse can not tell whether something is queer or not, only humans can.
In the third stanza, you can hear a lot of sound. All of the sound in this stanza is very peaceful feeling. You can hear the sounds of the bells shaking. The soft bells shaking a enough to hear sound come out of them but not too much to annoy you. Another sound you hear is the wind softly whistling. The last sound you hear in this stanza is the snowflakes. Snowflakes are very quiet, when they hit the ground. All of the sounds in this stanza are very gentle to what you would imagine. It’s the opposite of what you would think of the everyday life in a town. Also it shows they are away from all the sounds.
In the fourth stanza, you learn many things about the guy. The guy really does like being in the woods. He would really like to stay for a while longer. He has things to do and other places to be. The guy must have made promises or had responsibilities to stick with. If he did not have...

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