Robert Frost Poem

Read Robert Frost Poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” – Page 285 in the Text (attachment)

â—¦ You will analyze the poem by constructing an argument using the conventions of literary criticism for the interpretation of the poem

â—¦ Include in your argument the interpretation that is given in the text.  Do you agree with John Ciardi’s interpretation?  Why or why not?  Support your argument with your opinions based on your interpretation

â—¦ There are no required number of pages.  Pages are based on your statement, claim and conclusion that support your interpretation


The Way to the Poem

By John Ciardi

Whose woods these are I think I know.

His house is in the village though;

He will not see me stopping here

To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer

To stop without a farmhouse near

Between the wood and frozen lake

The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake

To ask if there is some mistake.

The only other sound’s the sweep

Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.

But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep,

And miles to go before I sleep.

                                     – Robert Frost