Robert Frost

(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963 / San Francisco)

Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening - Poem by Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
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Comments about Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

  • Freshman - 837 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (9/23/2013 10:59:00 AM)

    The words here have secrets deep
    For those who care to inward peep
    A poets heart in the dusk and snow
    Lending eve such a magical glow..... (Report) Reply

    37 person liked.
    11 person did not like.
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  • Rookie - 228 Points John Shea (7/12/2013 2:43:00 PM)

    As a freshman in high school I was in chorus. We sang this poem and it has been never forgotten. My favorite with no doubt. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,366 Points Khairul Ahsan (6/24/2013 11:31:00 PM)

    Excellent metaphor cited by Rutul Shah, couldn't agree more!

    Nice thoughts... (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 9 Points Srimayee Ganguly (5/21/2013 12:21:00 PM)

    Did anyone read his poems Canis Major and Blueberries? They're fun-tastic (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alexandre Gonzaga (5/11/2013 11:54:00 PM)

    Hi, greetings from Brazil! I can not left to think the poet is talking about the death at the end of poem, but despite death is coming calmly and afraidless he needs to keep the promises to has more to live before goes to dark and deep and lovely destiny. Alexandre Gonzaga (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rutul Shah (5/1/2013 7:55:00 AM)

    i can only see a metaphor here.. woods represent a beautiful women whom he meets on his way of life bt she belongs to someone else(his house is in the village, he will not see me stopping there)
    horse represents the poet's heart. which asks him if there is a mistake (ofcourse because he is on his way for somthing else, the woman belongs to some1 else) darkest evening of the year represents a thing which wont b observed by others. poet appreciate the beauty of woman (woods are lovely dark and deep) but he cannot be wth her for more time as he already has some1 in his life (promises to keep) and he wil hv to go back to his own life and he cannot have her.(miles to go before i sleep) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Monet Al-amin (4/27/2013 2:37:00 PM)

    Is it bad I discovered this poem from watching Elementary? Either way I love it! ! ! It has to be my second favorite Robert Frost poem, right after the 'The Road Not Taken.' (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Samarjit Roy (4/15/2013 10:20:00 AM)

    its a poem of beauty, i'm so mesmerized. Whenever i go through this poem, i feel it; taste it but at the end it leaves me ever thirsty for eternity, i want to feel it more deeply, want to enjoy it more intensely, but like the poet gives the reason,

    ............... promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rincy Thomas (4/13/2013 1:41:00 PM)

    what a wonderful poem. I SELECTED THIS POEM FOR MY CHILD'S RECITATION COMPETITION (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Stephen Mortimer (4/9/2013 6:48:00 PM)

    Nature can't be owned. Perhaps it is civilization that breaks all the promises. A beautiful poem, with some very deep undercurrents, (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,286 Points Walterrean Salley (4/1/2013 2:00:00 PM)

    This poem is soothing every time I think of it. I've learned it by heart and find myself often quoting it. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,286 Points Walterrean Salley (4/1/2013 1:57:00 PM)

    This poem is soothing every time I thing of it. I've learned it by heart and find myself often quoting it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shanice Morrison (1/9/2013 1:24:00 PM)

    What a wonderful poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jodie Lenser (12/26/2012 6:09:00 PM)

    Duty rather than Death; yes I think possibly so. Although I think it can be taken entirely literally, as well. I had to memorize this poem in elementary school, and still remembered two-thirds of it at age 58! I think of it when walking my dogs through woods close to home during the Winter. It leaves me with a peaceful state of mind. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jodie Lenser (12/26/2012 6:03:00 PM)

    Duty, yes; I think so, too. I had to memorize this poem when I was in elementary school, and I still remembered two-thirds of it at age 58! I think of it when walking my dogs through woods close to home during the Winter. It leaves me with a peaceful state of mind. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 483 Points Stephen W (12/26/2012 4:22:00 PM)

    Very beautiful. I love the simplicity of Frost, his lack of pretentious language.
    Not sure this poem is about Death, as some think. It seems to me to be about Duty. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 9 Points Srimayee Ganguly (12/22/2012 6:07:00 AM)

    An uncanny feeling took over me as i imagined myself walking in the wood on a snowy evening. Frost's picturesque is awesome. (Report) Reply










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