Use of woods instead of forest in Stopping by Woods

QuestionsUse of woods instead of forest in Stopping by Woods
Anonymous asked 2 years ago

Why does the poet use the word ‘woods’ instead of ‘forest’ in Robert Frost’s poem ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’, especially when he says it was ‘deep’?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 2 years ago

Woods are generally smaller than a forest. So it probably was not a big forest but the woods covering a small area. The word ‘deep’ here refers to mystery and sensuous aspect of nature. It is not to be taken literally.

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