Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening Poem Analysis

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In Robert Frost's Poem "Stopping By Woods on A Snowy Evening" the speaker chooses to surround himself with the dangers of nature away from the comforts of society; whereas Tennyson's "The Lady of Shalott" is in a tower locked away from the beauties of society because of her own fears.
As the speaker in Frost's poem secludes himself from society he notices the dangers around him and what they could potentially cause. In Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" he describes a man riding alone on his horse. On his way to civilization he stops to watch the snow fall. Within the poem Frost writes "His house is in the village, though;/ He will not see me stopping here/ To watch his woods fill up with snow." (Stopping By Woods on
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In Robert Frost's poem "Stopping By Woods on A Snowy Evening" the speaker in the poem is traveling through snow on the "Darkest Evening of the year"(Stopping Lns. ). The speaker makes it evident that he must make it back to society, because he has obligations that he must fulfill. While sitting on his horse and watching the snow fall the speaker falls into a never ending sleep. Frost writes "The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,/ But I have promises to keep/ And miles to go before I sleep/ And miles to go before I sleep. This form of isolation is redemptive for him because it relieves him of all of his duties. He no longer has any "promises to keep." In Tennyson's "The Lady of Shalott" she chooses to remain isolated in a tower watching life pass her by through the shadows in her mirror. This form of isolation is redemptive for her, because while she was in the tower she was alive and well. Though it wasn't much of a life to live the Lady of Shalott could be heard cheerfully singing down the way in to Camelot. Tennyson writes "Hear a song that echoes cheerly/ From the river winding clearly/Down to towered Camelot." (The Lady Lns. 30-32) Ultimately looking out the window is what ruined everything for The Lady of Shalott. Utter isolation from society is what saved The Lady of

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