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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

            After reading"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," the reader believes that it is ordinary for an individual to be stopping by woods on a snowy evening. However stopping by woods on the darkest night of the year, the winter solstice, is quite strange. On the night of the winter solstice , a weary traveler stops his curious horse between the woods and a frozen lake to admire the lovely scenery. But the reader then understands the metaphorical meaning of the traveler's description of the woods and his journey that he must continue. The reader concludes that when the speaker of the poem depicts the woods as "lovely dark and deep", and conveys the continuous of his journey " and miles to go before I sleep" he is referring to isolation and menacing death.
             The summarization of "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" is on the night of the winter solstice, a weary traveler stops his horse for a moment to admire the snow falling in the woods. The lovely scenery of the woods tempts the traveler into staying longer, but he remembers the promises he has to keep, and his journey he must continue before resting. Frost is well known and admired for his short work, that conjures a profound and complex mood. In "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" Frost uses several literary devices, but an extended metaphor, rhyme, and diction supports the metaphorical meaning of the poem well. In lines 1, 4, 7, and 13 the extended metaphor is depicted. Once reaching line 13 "The woods are lovely, dark, and deep", the woods are now an extended metaphor for death. The speaker of the poem is exhausted; the rest that death could provide for him would be "lovely, dark, and deep." If the narrator is soothed into the woods he has definitely abandoned his sense of judgement and self-preservation. Another literary device Frost utilizes in the poem is rhyme. The rhyme scheme of the poem is aaba, bbcb, ccdc, and dddd.

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