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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening There are many things to look at when one tries to analyze a poem. Once he/she knows what the story is about, they could look at the speaker’s point of view, along with many other things. For Example: setting, language, figures of speech, symbols, atmosphere and mood, characterization, theme and conflicts are just some of the other methods that could be used. Finally, the analyzer should say what the whole poem’s underlying meaning is.Robert Frost’s Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening is about a person the speaker, who stops near the woods when it is snowing out to take a break and look around. He notices how beautiful it is to look at the snow falling in such a peaceful way out of the dark sky. The first stanza can be interpreted in different ways. He thinks he knows the person’s woods that he is stopping in, even though he is not near the village where the house is. “He will not see me stopping here, to watch his woods fill up with snow.” The speaker might be a little concerned about who is watching him, because he does not want to have people talk about him in anything other then a masculine way. If he is seen watching the snowfall, then he might be considered by some to be a little less of a man. The speaker just wants to sit and watch the snow fill up someone’s woods. The reader could interpret the second stanza as a continuation of guilt that the speaker feels about enjoying the natural beauty of snow. “My little horse must think it queer,” he even thinks that his horse thinks he has something wrong with him. His horse must wonder why they are stopping on “the darkest evening of the year” when it is cold and snowing outside. After all, they did stop in the middle of the woods, with nothing else around them to look at the snow.The speaker allows the reader to see more of his “weird” tendencies with the...

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