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Ten Indians

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I. Introduction
The poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” is written by Robert Frost. The poem is set in the woods on a snowy evening in winter. We imagine the speaker has been travelling across the country side. But, he stops his step in the woods where there is no one passing. He unsures of the owner of these woods, yet the owner is in the village; so that he can enjoy watching the snow falling covered his woods peacefully. During his journey, the speaker is not alone. He has a little horse which always accompanies him. He imagines that his horse is thinking that things are weird right now. The horse confused with its master behavior, why we are stopping in such a place. A place does not have a farmhouse near, but in a place that is in between woods and frozen lake. The woods are silent, cold, deep, dark and lifeless, on the others side, there are the dark trees and the ice covered the lake. The speaker was stopping in the woods during on the way home from market. He stopping in the woods for contemplating his life which many trouble and difficulties. He contemplete thet he has to fulfill his responsibility before he dead. While the winter represents sadness. It implies the speaker is really sad because he has many troubles in his life. For remove his sad mood, the speaker tries to go travelling. He is looking for quiet and solitude place. He stops his journey in the woods and keeps stay until dark while waiting for the snowfall. He continues watching the snow fill up the woods as the snowflake which covers the woods brings happiness to the speaker as well as makes him feel better. The snowflakes can changes his mood. He can forget his troubles for a while. In other words, the setting of the poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” influence the speaker’s feeling.

II. Discussion

The poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” set in the woods in winter. The setting in this poem influences the speaker’s feeling. The woods and winter in this...