The pensive, unhurried mood of the poem is reflected with a calm rich imagery that creates a vivid mental picture. Bells are commonly used in religious ceremonies. The Rhyming takes place in the first, second and the third line of the stanza in form of words deep, keep and sleep respectively. He is, after all, a man of business who has promised his time, his future to other people. It asks us to lower our inhibitions.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. My own interpretation is that the man finds himself at a critical crossroad in his life and he flees to these woods to reflect on his life. Which wins in the end, I think I know, but it scarcely matters; the speaker has had his solitary vision; whether he stays or goes, the woods will go with him and the reader, who are now well-acquainted with the coming night. There is also a decision between actually stopping in the woods or to keep riding on by urges of his horse. The last line of the poem is open to interpretation depending on the reader.
The man … finally comes to his sense and realizes his commitments in life and knows he has miles to go before he can sleep. I'll ask them to discuss with their table groups why the narrator says he thinks he knows who the woods belong to, and why he mentions that the owner of the woods won't see him stopping? Through the first stanza, the poet draws an incredible balance between the practical world of men, and the beautiful world of fantasy, making the poem immensely artful. The expression of stopping given in the first continues until the traveler decides to restart his journey. Frost claimed that he wrote it in a single nighttime sitting; it just came to him. This line helps create the portrait of the landscape.
Ring, rhyme and reason flows systematically throughout the poem. Literary Devices Metaphor The soft flakes of snow are compared to the fluffy feathers that fledglings acquire just as they are attempting to fly. This is the difference between something productive according to society as opposed to letting go and doing absolutely nothing. The woods that Frost illustrates are a representation of heaven. Then, the poet repeats the above line again, reinforcing for a more internal message. It also shows the easy pace that speaker is taking, having plenty of time to simply watch the falling snow.
Read it aloud right now, and pay close attention to the way your mouth moves. I realize that I may have to jump into the conversations more often than I'd like in order to help them understand. Stylistic analysis The rhyme scheme is rather complex as the first second and fourth lines rhyme, whereas the third line pairs up with the first second and fourth lines of the next stanza. The area is described to be having a forest with a lake that has frozen in the winter season and at this point of time it happens to be an evening which he considers to be the darkest one of that particular year. And the night drew through the trees In one long invidious draft. He is not ashamed of trespassing somebody's property.
Indeed, critics sometimes set his teeth on edge with intimations about personal themes in the poem, as if it expressed a wish quite literally for suicide or marked some especially dark passage in the poet's life. More so, the poet paints an image, etched in natural beauty, drawing deep sensory emotions from the reader. The bright, beautiful, snow covered woods have enamored the rider to the fullest, though his horse, symbolized as rustic common sense, reminds him of his moral obligations, transcending him from the hypnotic world of dreams to staunch reality. Finally, we'll discuss the last line of the stanza, and talk about the mood that is set with , the narrator starts bringing up sounds. Yet from this we do return. There seems to be this sense conveyed in the poem of being worried about being spotted in the woods.
As a popular interpretation contests, the narrator contemplates a burning desire to die within the woods, unnoticed and unsung. 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. 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. First, I'll ask the students to define the mood of the poem and support their assertion with evidence from the poem. And certain sounds set us on edge. He is tempted to stay longer, but the pull of obligations and considerable distance force him to leave the woods.
Why shouldn't he live in the woods? Since there are no other people around, he seems to be at ease with himself. You suddenly get an urge to pull your car off to the side of the road, get out, and to go stare at the woods while you watch the snow fall. Apparently, it seems to have a simple approach by the poet or rather the rider who is enchanted by the beauty and serenity of the snow-covered, deep woods on a dark, desolate night with the horse being his sole companion. He is breaking taboo—and venturing into areas where he is not supposed to go. I know that some students will not be able to think this abstractly, which is fine, so I will ask leveled questions to differentiate.
The narrator observes the beauty of the deep woods, and the peace and dreamlike calm they give him, but realizes he must move on because he still has more distance to go before he can rest. Poems that are considered as a form of literature are referred to as poetry. It is by no means the most psychologically rich poem Frost ever wrote, yet in its starkness and clarity we as readers only benefit. 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. We strongly suggest you do. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. He died in Boston from a surgery he had.