For example, “here” on In e 3 doesn’t rhyme with “know’, “though”, “snow’, but rhymes with the second stanza’s “queer “near”, and “ye d’. The only exception in this pattern is in the final stanza in which all lines rhyme together and no new rhyme is into reduced..
This exceptional difference not only puts emphasis on the importance of the meaning of the last stanza, but gives the readers a hint that this poem is ending. The use of the Rubricate Stanza allows “Stopping By Woods o n a Snob” Evening” to almost have that musical rhythm which we hear in songs.
This musical effect is further me phased with the use of iambic tetrameter”Whose woods these are I think I know / His house is in the village though” II. In the second stanza, the travelers horse is personified, acting as if it is HTH inking why his owner stopped “without a farmhouse near/ Between the woods and frozen lake/ The darkest evening of the year”.
The personified horse appears as a second audience, asking why is the traveler stopping? For what p repose?
The third stanza carries on with more personification horse giving “his harness bells a shake” as if to a ski his owner ‘”if there is some mistake” for stopping here in the woods without a “farmhouse” near. Here the e horse also serves as a reminder for the reveler to hurry on his way to wherever he is heading and to move on because e he has “promises to keep” . The “promises” could refer to the obligations and responsibilities in life, and “sleep ” in the last two lines (refrain) could be a symbol of death.
Altogether, the overall meaning of this poem could be sum married as: The beauty of nature deserves to be appreciated and we should enjoy the pleasures in life, but if on e has “promises”/ duties/obligations, then one should not break the “promise” with the things he enjoys, or else it would be equivalent to one’s death as a expansible being (Johnson and Arp 167). IV. Reading this poem only once, one may think that this poem is just conveys nag an experience, but really it hides a deeper meaning/ truth about life.
What’s interesting about this poem is that it has multiple inter operations. Think that this poem has an overall pedantic tone, teaching humans to not be tempted b y the pleasures of life and forget one’s responsibilities. However, some sources say that this poem begins with a “light thwarted tone” then “increasingly expresses deeper and darker thoughts as the poem continues” (Davis). And at he end the traveler escapes the dream “that lured him with images of nature?s beauty and captivated him with the loveliness of the dark and deep” (Davis).
Others say that it could just be that the traveler ‘Wishes to lose himself f in the woods’ silent mystery, away from the routine and regimen of everyday life” (Cummings) , or maybe it rep scents “risk, opportunistically dangerous and uncharted to be explored” (Cummings), or it could also “signing y the mysteries of life and the afterlife or that they represent sexual temptation: They are, after all, ‘lovely, dark, and De pep”‘ (Cummings) .