Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening By Robert Frost Essay

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Poetry’s stellar form allows people to creatively observe the boundaries of depth. Forms of poetry are equal in difficulty; humankind might consider a sonnet difficult, in contrast others find it to be elementary. A poem I admire is called “stopping by woods on a snowy evening” by Robert Frost. (Frost, R. 1922). Marveling at the simplicity of this poem, no wonder it’s considered a masterpiece! Words are beautifully painted inside the text. I would consider this poem to be free style. Poetry conforms to its own set of rules; however, rules in free verse are exiguous. Free verse carries the weight of the writer’s mind; while the writer creates their own rules. It allows freedom of oneself to conduct the poem however they wish. Writing free verse, challenges my brain to use multiple forms, usually assimilating creative juices. Free verse allows oneself to express their soul, but if you take for example a haiku or a senryu that restriction makes the poem itself more difficult. A haiku is difficult to master perfectly, although it is my favorite form. Imagery has to be painted with a pen; you want the reader to be able to witness what your imagination is showing. Conducting an interview with Ben Pickard, on a poetry site I have frequented since I have started writing poetry, he expresses that he enjoys writing new types of poetry and his favorite is the sonnet. When asked why, he states he fancies the daunting task of rhyming and going by the sonnet’s rules. Mr. Pickard
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