Critical Analysis Of Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

Poetry has a reputation of being difficult to understand and successfully grasp the hidden message that is trying to be portrayed. The majority of people who are searching for inspiration through reading and literature would usually turn to a novel or short story that was written to be obviously understood simply by reading and not by interpreting. However, several poems have been written that are very inspirational and effectively portray that subliminal message in an easier way. I have found this to be true in the poem, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost. Robert Frost has written this poem in way that is easier for a reader who isn’t experienced in poetry to ...

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the woods. The appreciative tone appropriately expresses his purpose for stopping. He wants to truly appreciate this moment.
“The darkest evening of the year” (8)
“The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake” (11)
“The woods are lovely, dark and deep” (14)

Most people would find woods that are quiet, dark and deep to be frightening. The positive appreciative attitude of this poem makes the woods “lovely (14)” and peaceful. He enjoys the quietness of “easy wind (11)” and falling snow. He even enjoys the darkness.
The theme of this poem is commonly expressed in the present time by the phrase “stopping to smell the roses” or in other words, noticing the simple pleasures in life. This poem truly and effectively expresses the importance of taking time out of our lives solely to appreciate the little things with a positive attitude. Most people have never stopped to enjoy snow in the mystifying way that Frost expresses in this poem. He gives us the opportunity ...

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Added: 12/24/2007 11:46:01 AM
Category: Poetry & Poets
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