What does the ‘woods’ symbolize in the poem?

QuestionsWhat does the ‘woods’ symbolize in the poem?
Preksha asked 7 years ago

What does the ‘woods’ symbolize in the poem “Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost?

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Jahnavi abburi answered 7 years ago

‘Woods’ in this poem symbolizes two things:

Firstly, it symbolizes our distractions in various ways and temptations of life. We often get distracted by these things in the journey of our life and thus end up failing to reach our destination, our goals.

secondly, woods symbolizes the beautiful aspects of this life. We need to enjoy those, but have no time to spend with it as we have ‘miles to go before we sleep’.

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Poornima answered 7 years ago

‘Woods’ symbolize the beauty and mystery of life that most people are too busy to appreciate.

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Sudip Bagchi answered 6 months ago

The message of the poem is being committed to our duties and responsibilities in the face of the different allurements that come in our lives.

Here, the speaker has stopped in the woods forgetting his destination. He was so attracted by the beauty of the jungle, that he stopped his journey to enjoy the beauty of the place.

So, here the woods are the symbols of attractions, charms and the different allurements of lives which distract us from our commitments.

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