Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy EveningEnglish 112
Feb 11, 2013
"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening".
"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" is a poem written in 1922 by Robert Frost and published in 1923 The poet is masterfully painting photographic picture of the frosted woods in the country area, where frozen lakes and deep powerful forest and the traveler who is on his way home. The unknown rider pauses for a second to observe a frozen beauty of the falling snow and winter woods in the darkening evening. However, despite the attraction of the scene there is imminent danger to stay longer in the frozen woods, and even his "little horse" is resisting his attempt and eager to continue forward to the not mentioned, but definitely existing, nice and warn hugs of civilization, comfort of fire and hot food are waiting for the traveler and his horse. The poet pains spectacular photographic imagery of the poem and possible victory of the Duty and Love over the danger and death.
The woods a lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep...
Everything in this story: the theme, the speaker, and poetic technique is being designed by the poet to wrap a reader around like nice warm blanket that is waiting for him if he completes his journey. However, before the speaker will achieve his destination, he has a miles and miles to go through the cold frozen woods.
The Speaker is a Rider on his way home. He lives in the area and takes the shortcut through the somebody's land:
Whose woods are they I think I know.
His House in the village though...
He is not concerned to much about trespassing, because he has no intentions to stay longer on somebody's land. He just temporarily pauses to observe the terrain and listen the silence, slightly disturbed by "...easy wind and downy flake." He knows that all the people already home, and he has to go to his destination too. "The woods are...