Journey is the way to reach destination ( poet analyze Robert frost)

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Robert Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. One of the his famous poem is Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

In the title, "Stopping by Woods on A snowy Evening", we can imagine the beauty felt by speaker. He saw a scene in a very beautiful atmosphere. In this case elements related to nature become the main focus in this poem. This title means a stop by the speaker himself. This title will affect the entire contents of this poem.

In the first of paragraph "whose woods these are I thinking I know", l see in the word “these are” This indicates that he already knows about the ownership of this forest. I can see in this case, he is a man who has no forest, because he just passes this forest by horse.

The phrase "My little horse" in this case is also very important, because this horse thinks that this is all weird, "must think it queer" (line 5). This horse is like a reminder there are something he has a promise that must be kept. Due to the discomfort of the horse, "to ask if there is some mistake" (line 10), then he continue the journey. In the last stanza, it is clearly revealed that he finally decided to leave the place, because "... I have promises to keep" (line 14).

He feels that he must leave these beautiful scenes immediately, and he decides to leave because there is a promise he must accomplish, and he feels his journey is so long. He feels this is not the place where he should be so getting away from that place might be better for him.
He was willing to sacrifice his desire to be there, feeling that something bigger had been waiting for him somewhere.
It was written in the book of a collection of critical essays by James M. Cox “If he does not strike far inward, neither follow the other great American tradition (extending from Whitman through Dos Passos) of standing on a height to observe the panorama of nature and society.

Journey is the way to reach destination ( poet analyze Robert frost)
My pic in Shirakawago, Japan.

In this situation remember me about my experience when l went to Shirakawago at the first time in Japan not for travel but l got a part time job for survey location. I was alone at that time. I passed lake, forests and village with snow a round l looked. It was beautiful scenes l want to stay along to enjoy that moment but l could not because l have a purpose to finish my job. That the reason why l chosen this poem l like natures and it is like described my experience at 1 year ago.

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