Stopping by woods on a snowy evening Essay

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This essay is included my own understanding, plus some information that I gathered from a lot of researches and critics’ comments on this poem. I, myself interpret this poem through the first perspective I would explain about, and in two other perspectives my ideas hardly is included.

"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"

Complete Text

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
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Let’s analyze the poem:

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.

First stanza gives us an imagery in which the speaker/Frost is far from his house to watch the beautiful falling snow. He comes with his horse to the woods covered with snow, and is attracted by it’s beauty. He is losing himself, his previous life, his previous character, as he says “I think I know”. He cannot strongly say that there are his woods and the house is his.
The line “his house is in the village, though;” is where the division lies, between village which would be “society”, “civilization”, “duty”, “responsibility”, “sensibility”; and the woods which is beyond the borders of village and all the things it represents.
And the next line emphasize that he forgets his previous character which he had in village. The more important point that this line represents is that he doesn’t like to be seen by others; sensible people who live in the village or society, because they would disapprove and criticize his action; stopping alone there, in the dark, in the 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.

In the first two line