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The poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" was written by Robert Frost

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"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" The poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" was written by Robert Frost. Through the poem we sense the voice of a middle-aged, kind hearted man, who enjoys the woods during a snowfall. The tone of the poem is calm and holds the enjoyable surface meaning of a man riding on his horse through a woods on a winter evening. Frost uses repeated vowels to continue the rhyme scheme throughout the poem, which makes it simple to understand. The poem is written in iambic tetrameter and enjambment is seen throughout it. The message of the poem is not to give up, even when things becoming tempting, but to move on for there are things still to be done. ...read more.

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It helps the reader imagine it happening and not wanting to leave the beautiful, peaceful woods filled with snow, even though you know you must move on and continue on your journey. The second literary device used in the poem is diction in conjunction with the literary device rhyming. The end of the first, second and last line in each stanza rhyme, which helps keep the poem flowing and are done effortlessly. The speaker then interlocks the unrhymed word as the first rhyme in the next stanza. Rhyming and diction are seen in the poem and used as descriptive words. The speaker in the poem describes the woods as being dark, lovely, and deep. This helps the reader understand how the atmosphere of the woods is around the speaker and helps him get a better feel of how it is for the speaker. ...read more.

Conclusion

In the last two lines of the poem, the speaker says, "And miles to go before I sleep"( 15-16). This symbolizes determination and also the lack of time that man this day-and-age has to enjoy a something simple, such as the snow fall. This poem overall, with all of the literary devices being used, gives a very important message about life. Things will become tough in life, even if there is an easy way out, one should remember what he is here for and keep striving for it, even if anyone just wants to relax or sleep; you can sleep when your dead, but you can not enjoy anything on earth once your gone. This poem can affect people in many different ways, whether it is good or bad, but we should take the time to enjoy the small things in life: a simple snowfall, a cup of coffee, or a warm day at the beach. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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