The mood could also be described as dark and foreboding, since it is the darkest evening of the year and he also mentions repeatedly that the woods are "dark and deep". His house is in the village though line 2 He will not see me stopping here line 3 To watch his woods fill up with snow line 4 He gives his harness bells a shake line 9 The alliteration in this poem adds to the sing-songy way of this poem.
Dickinson led a secluded life and she was often considered an eccentric character by the local community, due to her reclusive nature and the way she dressed in white. Also, the horse could be symbolic for someone or something guiding him through life, maybe a person who he loves or means a lot to him.
Unsatisfied with the unknown, the speaker tries to convince himself that he will have the opportunity to someday return and experience the other path. This small line suggests what Frost wishes to return to - escaping his chores. But the poem has a deeper, symbolic significance. Perhaps he is saying that everything can be looked upon as good or evil depending on your perspective.
This poem consists of 4 stanzas, each of which has 4 lines so altogether there is 16 lines. D - D - D - D represents not the falling of snow but fallen snow.
Never occurred to us to do that. Perhaps we should all be swingers of birches, uproot ourselves a bit, and join the cow in silent reverie in a snowy wood?
If one inspects these poems, one can extract a subtle attempt by Frost to express his contempt for various social institutions, particularly, the burdens society imposes on the individual.
But out of his evening walk beside a snowy woods, the traveler discovers a truth universal in appeal. Repetition In this poem Frost has used the device; repetition once, but this repetition is very significant and a memorable which adds quite an effect to the poem as a whole.
That society is responsible is less clear, but evident nonetheless. Then his "little horse" shakes his harness bells "to ask if there is some mistake," and so he is reminded that he has "promises" to keep and miles to go before he reaches his destination or goal.
Whichever choice is taken in life, one will always wonder what possibilities the other choice may have held. Dickinson's poetry is not representative of the time at which she was writing.
The conservative farmer says: Frost uses the image of this white spider on a "white heal-all" as a metaphor for the evil that is tarnishing the world that is supposedly created in God's image.
My lit tle horse must think it queer To stop without a farm house near Between the woods and fro zen lake The dark est eve ing of the year.
These walls often became weak and broke down. She lived and died in Amherst, in Massachusetts. The tone darkens further as Frost refers to the scene in the next line as "Assorted characters of death and blight.
The wall acts as a divider in separating estates-apple and pine trees.The roads symbolism is seen throughout the theme of the entire poem, and sheds light upon the nature of human thought and indecision. The poem is an example of the “difficult but necessary process of making choices in life” (6).
Robert Frost wrote an interesting poem entitled, "After Apple-Picking." This poem has several fascinating images that cause the reader to wonder what he is really trying to convey. Through this poem, Frost could possibly be trying to suggest death. This death might either be of life itself, or of writing poetry.
Design by Robert Frost: A Malevolent Transformation.
In this sonnet Robert Frost describes a simple scene from nature a spider on a flower (known as a heal-all). Through the use of vivid imagery, a lullaby – like rhyme scheme, and subtle symbolism, Frost is able to communicate his feeling towards death.
One of the most prominent and abundant features of this poem is imagery. Frost’s rich descriptions and minute details allow the reader to see the poem come to life. “I am not a nature poet. There is almost always a person in my poems,” Robert Frost, born on this day in famously said.
He saw how prone his dark, ironic, and complex poems — which take. An exalted poet of the 20 th century, Frost wrote extensively about the beauty of nature using exquisite imagery. And, it just so happens that today is his birthday!