The rejection though outspoken is as instinctive as the felt attraction to the alluring darkness. Concluding the analysis, it can be stated that Frost has beautifully used various literary devices to make his poem a great piece of literature. They will have an absolute blast and gain mastery of the words. Both worlds have claims on the poet. There is only three sounds — the sounds of the harness bell, light wind and the snowflakes. Well, then this is a poem for you.
Give them the list again and have them create a storyboard that depicts and explains the use of each literary element in the poem. The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And , And miles to go before I sleep. Frost's poem is symbolic in the manner of Keats's 'To Autumn,' where the over-meaning is equally vivid and equally unnameable. The illusions of life can be clear to the mind once given the opportunity. After a few minutes, the horse shook the bells on its harness, and Frost was cheered enough to continue home. The drill method consist of analyzing the poem for devices of sound and figures of speech.
The man telling the story is telling events as they happened in his own eyes. This is a common experience many students will recognize, as they also have obligations that keep them from doing the things they really want to do. Promises are broken, not kept, as Frost relinquishes the pattern he carried through the first three stanzas. Frost chose not to keep this particular promise, with the result that the progress of the poem illustrates one form of the lassitude that it apparently resigns itself to being a stay against-to put the matter somewhat paradoxically. On the other hand, the repeated line could be a signal that the narrator is slowly falling asleep.
On another night perhaps he would have dismounted and gone into the trees, never to return? The poet is fascinated and lulled by the empty wastes of white and black. Perhaps: the point is that neither narrator nor reader can be sure. His work encourages us not to give up when we think life has no real meaning or purpose anymore, but that we do in fact have plenty to live for even though we may get wary. Finally, liquids--l and r--add length. It asks students to list items in sequential order and answer questions based on their reading of the poem. The woods for the narrators are immensely thick, dark and stand in all their glory.
The night will grow darker. He soon comes to a realization that he has a long road ahead of him and is obligated to complete this journey before he can take this final rest. Actually, it would be a little odd. It is then that common sense prevails upon him, compelling the man to stop admiring the woods and proceed along his journey. But by repeating the o sound, 'though' also starts the series of rhymes that will soon get the better of traveler and reader. Why he has held the poor creature near the woods and before a frozen lake? Yet, this third line is a connecting link to the other stanzas, it provides momentum too. The narrator is hinting at the immense darkness awaiting him.
The individual immerses in the scene momentarily, torn between pending responsibilities and tempt to stay for a while. The third line rather determines the rhyme of the next stanza. In fact, this symbolizes the common human tendency to crave for more, forgetting to cherish what he already has. This contrast between what might be termed, rather reductively perhaps, 'realistic' and 'romantic' attitudes is then sustained through the next two stanzas: the commonsensical response is now playfully attributed to the narrator's horse which, like any practical being, wants to get on down the road to food and shelter. While he is attracted to the excellence of the forested areas, his horse shakes his harness bells to imply he must go home. This poem had many parts that could be well analyzed, which was surprising for how short the poem truly was. The poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening comprises four stanzas and the narrative is simple.
At the time of the poem and in an earlier day, the loss of a man's horse may be as great a loss as that of one's life—probably because its loss would often lead to the death of the horse's owner. The only other sound's the sweep Of easy wind and downy flake. And his reason, aside from being on someone else's property, is that it would apparently be out of character for him to be there, communing alone with a woods fast filling up with snow. The poem, Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening, explores the motivations of the poet, the inherent moods of the narrator and his fixation with woods for an inner reason. Three terms concern us: content, theme, form. Dante's poem through Longfellow employs the past tense. Copyright © 1984 by William Pritchard.
Well, it would be like this if it were. And so begins the poet's dramatization of this rural and parochial tableau. The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep. Not being seen by the owner seems to be of some significance for the poem—so this seems to go against the interpretation that the missing owner is God. Also, throughout history, the winter solstice has been a night of superstitions, of fear and loathing. The notable exception to this pattern comes in the final stanza, where the third line rhymes with the previous two and is repeated as the fourth line.
According to Robert Frost, the poem was composed in just one night. During Frost's own lifetime, however, the matter was often handled much less sensitively. None of this is resolved; it is kept in complementary suspension. Realizing that he did not have enough to buy Christmas presents for his children, Frost was overwhelmed with depression and stopped his horse at a bend in the road in order to cry. The poet is miles from anywhere, buried deep in the woods where the only sound is that wind and snowflakes falling. Tips of finger and thumb pressed up into the soft tissue behind the chin while one repeats beet-bit will show why they are called tense and lax.