Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

by Robert Frost

Setting of the poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening?

QuestionsSetting of the poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening?
Anonymous asked 6 years ago

What is the setting of the poem ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ by Robert Frost?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 6 years ago

The poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening is set in a dark evening, probably near the winter solstice, in a quiet and secluded spot. The narrator has stopped on his way in a countryside wood which is covered with snow. It’s not clear whether he is going to his workplace or returning home. The narrator and his horse are the only living creatures seen around and the sounds of the snowfall and the mild wind are the only audible sounds. A dark and deep forest and the silence create an awkwardly mysterious atmosphere but the speaker finds it beautiful and enjoyable.

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Jacklin Abulian answered 2 weeks ago

In my opinion, in this poem written by Frost, it is a snowy evening when the surrounding is getting dark. Most likely, the winter season has started. The place spoken of is a quiet place. The narrator is standing towards the forest, which is on the outskirts of the city and is covered with snow, and the sound of snow and the gentle sound of the wind can be heard. At this time, it is not clear where the narrator is going, and the narrator and his horse are the only creatures seen around.

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