As he has actually called his "The Road Not Taken" a very tricky poem, he likely became aware that many of his poems were tricky. It seems so simple: But what the man thinks as he watches, and what he says as he muses fills up the poem with many questions.
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As he has actually called his "The Road Not Taken" a very tricky poem, he likely became aware that many of his poems were tricky.
It seems so simple: But what the man thinks as he watches, and what he says as he muses fills up the poem with many questions. Readers are left to wonder a great deal about the speaker's motivations as he reports what he sees and thinks.
From a simple poem, many thoughts can result from speculation about why the man stopped in the first place to how he finally snapped out of his obvious trance as he observed the beauty of the scene.
Critics who glean contemplated suicide from the poem take it much too far, Commentary of the poem stopping by still the poem is replete with nuance especially in the repeated line, ". Readers can only speculate. But they can enjoy the simplicity of this poem anyway.
His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake To ask if there is some mistake. The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep. Frost reading his poem, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" Commentary Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" seems simple, but its nuanced phrase, "And miles to go before I sleep," offers much about which to speculate.
Stopping to Muse Whose woods these are I think I know. Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" paints a portrait of a man riding a horse or perhaps the horse is pulling a buckboard-style wagon in which the man is ridingand he stops alongside the road next to a woods to watch the snow fall.
The poem is quite literal but also quite suggestive; for example, in the first stanza, the speaker makes a point of expressing the fact that the owner of the woods will not see him, because the owner lives in the village. There is no indication of why this is important. Is he glad the owner won't see him?
If the owner could see him, would he not stop? What the Horse Thinks My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year.
In the second stanza, the speaker reveals to his readers what he thinks his horse must be thinking, and he decides that the horse must think this an odd thing to do with no house nearby, just "a woods and frozen lake" while it is getting dark.
And after all, this is "the darkest evening of the year," meaning it is the first day of winter. Does he really care that horse thinks it is odd? Or is it the speaker who really thinks it odd and therefore projects his thoughts onto the horse?
However, in the third stanza, the reader is given at least a partial answer to the question about why the speaker thinks the horse thinks it odd: But when the speaker explains the horse's shaking head, he again projects his own thoughts onto the horse: Again, the reader is left to wonder why the speaker thinks that the horse would rattle his harness to ask this.
Then the speaker suddenly seems to be brought back to the scene by noticing that the only other sound he hears beside the horse's harness is the soft wind and flakes of snow whirling about him. In the final stanza, the speaker actually describes the scene as "lovely, dark and deep.
Most of the poem is taken up in speculation about who might see him or what the horse might think.Robert Frost: Poems Summary and Analysis of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" () In terms of text, this poem is remarkably simple: in sixteen lines, there is not a single three-syllable word and only sixteen two-syllable words.
In terms of rhythmic scheme and form, however, the poem is surprisingly complex. The poem, Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening, explores the motivations of the poet, the inherent moods of the narrator and his fixation with woods for an inner reason.
A maestro of rhyming within conforms, Robert Frost is known as a ‘regional poet’. Commentary This is a poem to be marveled at and taken for granted. Like a big stone, like a body of water, like a strong economy, however it was forged it seems that, once made, it has always been there.
'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening' is a poem by American author Robert Frost.
Like much of Frost's work, it's a poem about the contemplation of nature and man's relationship to nature. “Stopping by Woods” is a great poem because it is easy to understand, but when you read it again there is something more to it.
One begins ask is the author trying to say something else. One begins ask is the author trying to say something else. “Stopping by Woods” is a great poem because it is easy to understand, but when you read it again there is something more to it. One begins ask is the author trying to say something else.
Thus the reader has two ways to analyze this poem, the surface analysis and the deeper.