Symbolism In Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening By Robert Frost

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Mathew Arnold, was born in Laleham, Middlesex on December 24, 1822, he attended Balliol College, published his first book of poetry in 1849 called “Strayed Reveller and Other Poems,” he then continued to publish many more books of modern English poetry, married Fanny Whitman and died in 1888 walking with his wife to the Tran. Robert Frost was born in San Francisco, California, on March 26, 1874, he attended Tuffs College, published his first poem in 1984 called "My Butterfly: an Elegy," wrote and published many more modern English poems, worked as a professor at many colleges, married Elinor and died January 29, 1963 from complications of prostate surgery. The poem “Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening” written by Robert Frost and the poem …show more content…
Throughout the poem written by Matthew Arnold, he uses nature to symbolize and represent his thoughts, questions, reflections, answers, feelings and emotions. He takes the power of natural things and uses them to show importance, loneliness, worth and belonging. Although Robert Frost uses nature to symbolize and portray his feelings, it is done through the scenery in front of him, simplistically using sound, temperature and really just painting a …show more content…
Matthew Arnold uses imagery to illustrate aloneness, voice, discovery, importance, timing, and motivation by painting pictures. Mathew Arnold uses imagery in the first stanza, by allowing the reader to hear the anguish and confusion in the narrator’s voice as he contemplates his worth in the world (P). He also shows motivation by painting the picture of a boat and it’s captain on the starlit sea demanding to move faster as if he is in a hurry on his journey by writing “Forwards, forwards, o’er the starlit sea.”(4). Matthew continues on with imagery in his poem to show discovery by allowing the reader to hear the voice from above sending him the answer to what he was searching for using this line “In the rustling night-air came the answer:” On the other hand Robert Frost uses imagery to relay feelings, time, segregation, and to paint a picture of where he is, in his head and in his life. Robert begins his poem by showing you he is alone just him in the woods kind of daydreaming as he sits in the woods “To watch his woods fill up with snow” (4). As you keep reading on he continues to paint a picture for the reader to show segregation and make the reader feel cold by using lines like “To stop without a farmhouse near”, and “Between the woods and the frozen lake” (6&7). Throughout the

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