Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" is a poem written in 1922 by Robert Frost, and published in 1923 in his New Hampshire volume. Imagery and personification are prominent in the work. In a letter to Louis Untermeyer, Frost called it "my best bid for remembrance". (From Wikipedia)
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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
What rhyme scheme does Robert Frost use in the first stanza?
This grouping of lines is called
In the second stanza, Frost uses imagery to describe the ____________.
The phrases "easy wind" and "downy flake" add _____________ to the tone of the poem.
How does the last stanza differ from the previous three?
In the Robert Frost biography (linked to in the previous annotation), please find the paragraph that begins:Several new qualities emerged in Frost's work with the appearance of New Hampshire...In this paragraph, J. McBride Dabbs claims that "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" contains hints of
What do you think this poem is about?
What do you notice about the relation of the last word in the third line of stanza one ("here") to the last words of the lines of stanza two? Also take a look at the last word in the third line of stanza two ("lake") and notice its relation to the end words in stanza three. Summarize what you notice in an annotation. (To annotate your text, select a word and an annotation option will appear.)
Robert Frost is a famous American poet; you can read more about him by clicking the link below. (Note: The next question will ask for information from this biography.) (This annotation contains a link)
"The darkest evening of the year" is December 21, the winter solstice. On this day, the sun appears at its lowest altitude above the horizon. Consider what this detail adds to the mood of the poem...