Essay about Stopping by the woods on a snowy Evening

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     The poem “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening”, by Robert Frost, is a short, yet intricate poem. What appears to be simple is not simple at all. What appears to be innocent is really not. The woods seem pristine and unimposing, however, they are described as being “dark and deep”, and it is the “darkest evening of the year”. He speaks of isolation, “between the woods and frozen lake” and of duty “But I have promises to keep”. And also, Frost’s usage of “sleep” easily implies death. Though this poem might come off at first to be nice and peaceful, however, that peace has an underlying menace.       In the first four lines of the poem, the speaker explains that he is trespassing on…show more content…
Also, the speaker makes it seem like the owner should be here with him, watching the scene of his woods in the snow.      In the next four lines, the speaker goes on to express the isolation of the woods and on the winter solstice, or “the darkest evening of the year”. The speaker lays the responsibility of saying that it is strange to be her on his little horse who “must think it queer”. The speaker is in isolation in the growing dark, yet he stops and stays in the lonely woods. The line, “between the woods and frozen lake” gives a sense of being trapped and having no escape. He is ensnared between the ever growing foreboding of the woods and an icy expanse that could prove deadly. Also, throughout history, the winter solstice has been a night of superstitions, of fear and loathing. It seems strange that with all of this, the man still desires to be alone in a dark wood when he has a long way to travel yet before he gets home. In a way, the speaker is intentionally isolating himself from society.      The next four lines just increase the feeling of loneliness and menace. Even the little pony knows that it is not safe to stand next to the dark woods. He has sense enough to know that they should be inside somewhere. The speaker goes on to say that the only other sound near that forest is the sound of the wind sweeping the snow around. Almost as if the sound of some woodland creatures would
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