Why is the horse introduced in the poem?

QuestionsWhy is the horse introduced in the poem?
Jahnavi abburi asked 7 years ago

Why do you think the horse is introduced in the poem ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ by Robert Frost?

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Anonymous answered 7 years ago

The horse symbolically represents human society. Every human has a specific duty in society. In the poem, the horse shakes its harness bells to ask the narrator whether there has been some mistake in stopping here. Symbolically, this is the conflict between desires and duties. Society demands every human to complete his duty before earning the time to pursue his deepest desires. Hence, the horse has a very important role in the poem.

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