Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

847 WordsJul 31, 20164 Pages
Have you ever read a poem that was so well written that you could almost imagine yourself being the person in the poem and feeling all of the emotions portrayed by the speaker? In the poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, written by Robert Frost in 1923, you receive that exact feeling. The poem is about a man stopping to admire the beauty that are the woods on a snowy night on his way to complete his task. This poem had many parts that could be well analyzed, which was surprising for how short the poem truly was. “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” had many literary terms including the structure of the stanzas, symbols and imagery in each line, and the theme and tone of the entire poem. This poem is a four stanza poem or a quatrain poem which simply means a poem with four stanzas. Each stanza had 4 lines with each line having eight syllables. Starting from the beginning, the first, second and fourth lines rhyme with “know”, “though”, and “snow”. The third, fifth, sixth and eighth lines rhyme together with the words “here”, “queer”, “near”, and “year”. The seventh, ninth, tenth and twelfth lines rhyme because of the words “lake”, “shake”, “mistake”, and “flake”. Finally, the eleventh, thirteenth, and fourteenth lines rhyme together with the words “sweep”, “deep”, “keep” and “sleep”. Additionally, the sixteenth and seventeenth lines rhyme with the previous ones and are the only two lines in the poem that repeat themselves with the phrases “And miles to go before I
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