Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening: Poem Analysis

Poem analysis on "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening".

The poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost is a very interesting poem. It is easily understood and it looks pretty easy to understand. It has personification in it and while reading it I was able to picture myself where the poem was taking place.

Frost uses personification when he says, “My little horse must think it queer.” He is saying that the horse was thinking that it was not right to be stopping in the middle of the woods without any shelter while it is very heavily snowing. This makes it more interesting. It makes the reader want to keep reading just to see what might pop up next.

The imagery in this poem increases the depth. Imagery also makes it more interesting. An example from the poem is, “He will not see me stopping here to watch his woods fill up with snow.” This phrase is self explanatory. What I pictured was a man in the woods just stopping, knowing that the woods belong to somebody else, but the man knows the owner won’t see him. Other interesting features such as the horse shaking the bells and that the woods are dark, deep and lovely increase the affect of imagery.

The theme for this poem means a lot more than just a little trip in the woods. In the poem when it says, “And miles to go before I sleep.” I believe that it means he has a long way ahead of him before it is time for him to die. It’s not his time to die and that there are still many obstacles for him to face.

Robert Frost’s poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” is a very intriguing poem. It is intriguing because of all of the details that are put into it. Personification, imagery, and the theme all add interest and depth to the poem and it catches the eye of the reader.

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