Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

by Robert Frost

Why does the horse shake its harness bells according to the poet?

QuestionsWhy does the horse shake its harness bells according to the poet?
prerna kumari asked 5 years ago

In Robert Frost’s poem ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ why does the horse shake its harness bells? What does it signify?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 5 years ago

According to the poet, the horse shakes his harness bells to ask if there is some mistakes in stopping by the woods in that snowy evening. It indicates that it was a regular journey for them but they never stopped there before that day.

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Krista answered 4 months ago

The horse is shaking the harness bells because it is quite an odd place to stop by as there is no farmhouse close by and the evening is the darkest of the year.

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