Stop And Smell The Roses By Robert Frost Analysis

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The old saying, “stop and smell the roses,” isn’t far from true. Life can get extremely overwhelming, and sometimes one needs to stop and cherish the basic items in life. Robert Frost exemplifies this through all of his poems. This theraputic way of coping is shown through the speaker of Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, and The Road Not Taken.

Different Routes: Theraputic Memories in Robert Frost Life can be stressful and can cause one to forget to not take nature for granted. Most people tend to get caught up in materialistic things, and completely disregard the basic things in life. The speaker in Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, shows the reader that in order to appreciate the small things, you need to “stop and smell the roses.” The speaker took a path out of his way in order to take a moment out of his time to enjoy the small things in life, like watching the snow fill up the woods. The speaker brings his horse to accompany him on his journey. The speaker’s horse is unaccustomed to stopping without a reason. The horse is only accustomed to stopping for food and rest, and the horse can’t quite understand what the reason for stopping is. “My house must think it queer. To stop without a farmhouse near.” (Frost,
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The speaker has a reason for stopping, it is because he is attracted by the dark beauty of the woods. In the final stanza, the tone is serious. Frost slows the pace of the poem down by taking long pauses and by repeating the third line. “But I have promises to keep. And miles to go before I sleep.” ((Frost, 1923, p. 767) The speaker has promises, which are obligations that he has to keep, and also miles to go before returning to his home. Robert Frost’s poem, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, teaches the reader to enjoy life, as well as, that any fond memory can be theraputic to one in any sort of

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