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Li, 1 Ying Li Dr. Muriel Brennan ENG 110AG May 10, 2008 People live their life in two worlds. The physical world is one where people have to deal with mundane life whereas the spiritual world is a place where they can take rest from the hectic physical world and maintain their own state of mind from civilization. Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” conveys that the two worlds are established and balanced, using the setting to examine complex physical and spiritual themes. In the physical world, people are surrounded by responsibilities and trivialities all the time making finding their own spiritual worlds difficult. In this poem, which consists of four constructed stanzas, the narrator incidentally discovers his spiritual world in the remote woods on a snowy evening. In the last two stanzas; however, a sense of obligation arrives when the narrator comes back to the reality after enjoying a moment of peace. Robert Frost is often referred to as a “poet of nature” (Ann), thus, expressing feelings by settings is Frost’s expertise. The winter night settings remin of his another poem “Desert Places”, which using the same setting as well as “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, but expresses in two drastic feelings. In the first half part of this poem, the narrator snaps out of himself from the physical world and starts his journey in his spiritual world. At the fist stanza, the narrator
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