Frost Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

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W a l k e r | 1 Harris Walker English 200-01 Church February 26, 2008 An Analysis of Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” In the world of poetry, few people are unfamiliar with the imaginative, vivid works of Robert Frost . His works have become some of the most well-known of all in modern poetry . Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” was published in his New Hampshire collection in 1923 and is considered by many to be one of his finest pieces, exhibiting many of the traits that so well identify his unique style . The poem speaks to the character’s sense of self quite well and could even be identified as an expression of Frost’s feelings and attitudes towards his own life and the social issues of the time . To accurately delve into the work and its true meaning, one must truly understand the background of its author and in Frost’s case, it was a truly interesting one . Born in San Francisco, Frost suffered tragedy at an early age with the death of his father . Three years after
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W a l k e r | 2 he graduated high school, he married the girl with whom he shared the title of valedictorian . He attended both Dartmouth and Harvard without actually finishing his studies . He suffered tragedy once more upon the death of his third child, the inspiration, according to many, for his work “Home Burial . Frost truly developed his talent during his few years in England and later returned to the United States, where his poetry was met with great fame . It was then when he began serving as a professor and poet-in-residence at many universities . Receiving the great honor of Poet Laureate of the Unites States in his later years, Frost recited one of his works at President John F . Kennedy’s Inauguration on January 20, 1961, and died only three years later in Boston . Frost’s poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” exhibits many of the
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