Stopping By Woods on a snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.
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 only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

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.

-Robert Frost

Analysis:

Robert Frost wrote this poem in 1922. The simple poem is about a man traveling in the woods on a snowy evening.

While some people believe that this poem is a beautiful description of winter and snow-capped woods, others argue that it conveys heavy metaphor.

Few relate the poem to death because of the gloomy winter and darkest evening. While others believe that the poem talks about suicide. Many think that the poem can be understood as someone passing away or saying a final goodbye.

The ambiguity keeps the poem fresh

The poem is famous for its description of the snowy evening and the way it sounds, rather than what it means.

Robert Frost is an American poet and is famously known for writing poems on nature. He spent most of his years in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

The poem will relate to different people in a different way.

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