Desert Places And Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening Essay

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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, life itself. This is significant because it shows how different a person’s mindset could be when looking at the same setting. These two poems also show how well Frost could take one subject and turn it into two entirely different poems. In poems, “Desert Places” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, the speaker is out by the woods/fields. 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…

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