How does ‘Stopping by Woods’ present a metaphorical journey of life?

QuestionsHow does ‘Stopping by Woods’ present a metaphorical journey of life?
Deepti asked 2 weeks ago

In what way is the journey in the poem “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost a metaphor for the journey of life? Explain.

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Jayanta K Maity Staff answered 2 weeks ago

In Frost’s poem ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ the speaker was travelling through the woods and stopped there to watch the beautiful woods covered with snow. It was lovely, dark and deep. So, he wanted to enjoy it. But, he was unable to stay there for long, as he had responsibilities of life and had to go a long way before he sleeps.

This journey and halt of the speaker seem to be serving as a metaphor for the journey of our life. We also come across many beautiful, tempting things in our day-to-day life. But we cannot enjoy those moments for long, for we have to move on to our duties. We have a lot of things to do in our short lifespan. We cannot afford to be distracted by those temptations of life. So, the speaker’s journey is a metaphorical one to indicate the journey of our life.

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