UGGHHHHH I HATE POEM ANALYSIS
Just did one on Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods in a Snowy Evening”. jdfsghskjdhgdskfhsdfsdfjasdKAKHFHKLGOD. English 12, why. Poem presentation/poem seminar by pairs tomorrow YAY :|
On “Stopping by Woods in a Snowy Evening” Frost’s “Stopping by Woods in a Snowy Evening” tells the journey of the speaker and is stopped by being attracted to the appealing scenery of the snowy woods. Though tempted to stay longer, the speaker is aware and is reminded of the commitment to responsibilities and obligations remote from nature. The traveler then sets off on the long journey returning home before obtaining rest. The poem, consisting of four stanzas of fours lines each, has an AABA-BBCB-CCDC-DDDD rhyme scheme. The poem has a first person point of view, uses simple and clear language, and makes use of contractions. “The darkest evening of the year” — possibly referring to the Winter Solstice — and the “frozen lake” connote the eternal darkness of the night and the stillness of life which symbolizes the idea of death. The speaker’s attraction toward the “lovely, dark, and deep” characteristics of the snowy woods suggests his/her inclination and subconscious desire toward idleness, isolation, and suicide/death. The woods, then, symbolize the temptation of isolation and separation from social obligations and responsibilities. In stanza two, the “little horse” thinks that the speaker’s stopping is “queer”, in literal context, is ironic to its supposed inclination to nature, as it shows an instinct to not remain in the dangerous enticing woods. The speaker’s inner turmoil then comes to stop as the “little horse” “gives his harness bells a shake / to ask is there’s some mistake”, which gives symbolic meaning to the horse as a guide and conscience from succumbing to the ominous woods. The speaker is later aware and reminded of the pressures of distant responsibilities and “promises to keep” in the land distant from the snowy woods. The speaker adheres to the subtle hypnotism, with reference to the repetition of the line “and miles to go before I sleep” in the last two lines, of the long journey ahead before reaching home and obtaining sleep. The last stanza suggests the speaker’s resistance from succumbing to the temptations of the sensual “lovely, dark, and deep” woods with the ideas of idleness, isolation, and suicide/death to answer the calls of distant responsibilities and obligations.
ALL GIBBERISH AND TO BE FORGOTTEN NOW. WOOHOO YEAH AT LEAST I’M DONE NOW WITH THIS. Now, for Math and Bio…