Compare And Contrast Desert Places And Robert Frost

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Poetry Comparison: Desert Places and Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Robert Frost is fairly consistent with his poetry style, making his work understandable and clear for all of his readers. At first glance, Frost’s poems seem simple; however, they usually have a deeper meaning. From experience with reading Frost poems, Frost tends to bring out different emotions in his poems. Frost also tends to talk about things that are relatable to his readers. The poems “Desert Places” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” are both written by Robert Frost, both share a comparable form and both reflect the same scenery, however, one is about a man who feels lonely and the other is about a man stopping to enjoy the snow scenery or in other words, …show more content…
Snow is falling from the sky in both, “Of easy wind and downy flake” (Line 12, p. 464) and “Snow falling and night falling fast, oh fast” (Frost, line 1). In both of these poems, the speaker is pictured standing in the middle of a woodsy area describing the scene and how they are feeling on the inside. This technique of using two different tones to show one image is what makes these two poems seem like they are of one. These poems could also be compared to each other by the use of nature images. In “Desert Places”, “All animals are smothered in their lairs” (Frost, line 6) and in “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, “The woods are lovely, dark and deep” (Line 10, p. 464). Those quotes used by Robert Frost in both of his poems are important for the reason that they allow the readers to understand what is going on in nature at that specific moment. Not only is Frost letting us know what the reader is thinking and their tone, but also what they see. It helps provide the readers an image that could not be made without Frost technique of using imagery. Frost tends to be a very consistent writer when it comes to form and it shows in these two poems. In the poems, they both have four stanzas and four lines, making them look very similar in form. This consistency with form also makes it easier to follow both of these poems since there is no change. One of the main …show more content…
In “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, the speaker is a man who is walking through the woods on “The darkest evening of the year” (Line 8, p. 464) and suddenly stops to admire the scenery “Of easy wind and downy flake” (Line 12, p. 464). In the scene, snow is falling from the sky and is covering the woodsy ground and lake that is seen by the speaker in the distance. The speaker is truly in love with what he is witnessing and just stands there for a while. This poem in comparison to “Desert Places” is very different. “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” is a far more cheerful poem, but still gives off a gloomy feeling. The speaker seems like he is enjoying life more than the speaker in “Desert Places” although he knows he can’t stay for long, “But I have promises to keep, /And mile to go before I sleep…” (Lines 14 and 15, p. 464). This quote is significant because although he stopped to look at this beautiful scene that Frost created, he knows that he still has responsibilities that need to be accomplished and places to

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