Is the narrator’s journey or stop regular in Stopping by Woods?

QuestionsIs the narrator’s journey or stop regular in Stopping by Woods?
Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff asked 2 years ago

Does the narrator in the poem ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ travel this way on his horse regularly? Which words indicate that?

Does the narrator stop there regularly? How do you know?

1 Answers
Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 2 years ago

Yes, the narrator’s journey is apparently regular. The first two lines of the second stanza “My little horse must think it queer / To stop without a farmhouse near” indicate that it is a regular journey for them.

No, they don’t regularly stop there. Those same lines quoted above also suggest that they did not stop there before. Rather, they have a non-stop journey till they stop near a farmhouse. That is why the horse might think this stop strange.