Poetry Essay

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Poetry Essay In the poem Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening is a very unique and dark poem written by Robert Frost. The poem initially allows for the writer as well as the readers to appreciate nature, however the poem is more complex as one begins to uncover the dark and mysterious true meaning of the poem. Robert Frost’s poem demonstrates his exhaustion of life and longing for death through the use of figurative language. The poem starts out as the writer begins to enter into the woods and claims that he knows who the woods belong too and the person who owns the woods will not see him stopping by then goes on to say that his horse must think it is queer to be stopping in the woods on the darkest evening of the year. Furthermore, the horse gives his harness bells a shake because it believes there is a mistake that they are in the woods. The writer proclaims that the woods are lovely, dark, and deep but he can’t stay because he has promises back in the villages that he has to keep and miles to go before he can sleep. There can be many interpretations of the poem but one can see that the writer is speaking in a figurative language. The poem is very dark and mysterious and portrays a message of death. The woods are described as lovely, dark, and deep. In this description, the writer admires the woods and portrays them as dark and deep leading the reader to believe that there is something beyond the message of admiring nature. The reader can also gather that the reader prefers death over life simply by the village representing life and the woods representing death. As the horse shakes his harness bells, the reader can conclude that this may be a figurative reminder to the writer that although death is preferred, there is life to be had and responsibilities to be fulfilled. As mentioned at the end of the poem, the write has promises to…...

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