"Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" is a simple poem. Underneath the surface it has a slightly deeper meaning. Looking at the way the poem is written and what words are used will prove the underlying meaning of this poem
b. Word content
d. Rhythmic structure
. Historical background
As we have looked into this beautifully written poem, the reader can see the many layers that are a part of the simple looking poem. The unusual, song- like writing makes the poem have a complex aspect to it. The many ways to interpret it and the detailed picture that the poem presents prove the complexity of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening".
"Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" is a simple poem. Underneath the surface it has a slightly deeper meaning. Looking at the way the poem is written and what words are used will prove the underlying meaning of this poem. This poem is often considered very simple; part of the reasoning for that thinking is the words or vocabulary contained in the poem. Frost doesn't use extravagant words but limits the words to fewer than three syllables. There are 108 words with in this poem but only 20 of them are two syllable words. ("Rubaiyat Stanza" 5) when first reading the poem, the reader is often struck by the simplicity of the wording. This poem is considered to be a glimpse into Frost work. If you were to just read this poem you would get an understanding of Frost's way of writing. How can a poem that is so simple be one of Frost's best works? First, underneath all those simple words is a complex rhythmic scheme. The poem is only four stanza's long. Within the first three stanza's Frost uses a specific rhyme, for example: know, though and snow. Notice that the third line within the stanza doesn't match this rhyme. The third line of the first stanza is...
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