Symbolism The symbolic technique followed by Frost is also very modern in nature. The poems that are rich in symbolic meaning are Mending Wall, The Road Not Taken, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Birches etc. Mending Wall is a symbolic poem in which he describes an anecdote typical of the conservative approach of the rural people in New England, but it has the universal symbolic implication. The poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening is also full of symbols. The poem symbolically expresses the conflict which everyone feels between the demands of the practical life and a desire to escape into the land of reverie.
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. In this stanza the word woods in the first line represent the unknown world, and the utmost tranquility. He uses the word woods to represent the eternal life. This shows that he is fed up of his daily life and wants to have some sort of peace and, wants to rest eternally, giving us some feeling of suicidal thought.
He compares death to a “wintry fever” (Line 5) expressing his animosity towards death by comparing it to something cold and desolate. While also acknowledging that winter is a season in a cycle, and it is a necessary part of life. Furthermore in his poem “Do Not Go Gentle...” Thomas uses a different metaphor to characterize death. He describes
Since Frost indicates that the horse questions why the man stops in this frigid location on the darkest night of the year, it provides a signal to the reader that the man is so attracted to the woods that his normal senses and mannerisms are being neglected. The painting "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Graham Pope depicts the hooves of the horse being buried into the snow and its bending legs to indicate that the temperature is low. While the horse appears to be uncomfortable by the snow, the man does not appear to be cold, but instead lost in
“The Darkling Thrush” by Thomas Hardy is written in an ABAB rhyme scheme, with alternating paragraphs of iambic tetrameter, and iambic trimeter. The alternating meters give a relaxing rhythm to the poem, which Hardy uses to paint a picture of a cold, winter’s day. The first stanza starts with “I leant upon a coppice gate/ When Frost was spectre-gray,/ And Winter’s dregs made desolate/ The weakening eye of day”. The speaker is leaning up against a gate that opens into the woods. He personifies Frost as being ghostly gray, and describes the Winter snow as falling heavily to the ground as the day comes to an end.
On the surface, this poem is simplicity itself. The speaker is stopping by some woods on a snowy evening. He or she takes in the lovely scene in near-silence, is tempted to stay longer, but acknowledges the pull of obligations and the considerable distance yet to be travelled before he or she can rest for the night. The poem consists of four (almost) identically constructed stanzas. Each line is iambic, with four stressed syllables: Within the four lines of each stanza, the first, second, and fourth lines rhyme.
Winter can be endured, yet without heat and shelter, there are consequences. Finally, with a source of heat in his life, Ethan adores Mattie and fights to control her. He is in desperate need of this constant source; therefore, he does whatever he can to keep it. Meanwhile, Mattie is slowly melting the crystal, white snow and revealing a secret hidden beneath -- a loveless, broken marriage. “The note of authority in [Ethan’s] voice seemed to subdue [Mattie]” (88), yet he did not realize that the seasons cannot be controlled.
As if she was living inside the cage, but she feel happy and safe in those cage. The two characters Elisa and tinker play an important part of the story and show what chrysanthemum mean in the story. The surround area of valley in “The Chrysanthemums”, John Steinbeck use mountain and fog to give imagery and gives the reader an idea of where the story take place. John Steinbeck describes, “The high gray-flannel fog of winter closed off the Salinas Valley from the sky and from all the rest of the world. On every side it sat like a lid on the mountains and made of the great valley a closed pot” (Steinbeck 1).
From reading Robert Frost 's poems, I agree that his simple style is deceptive and a thoughtful reader will see layers of meaning. Robert Frost was one of the great poets of the twentieth century, but his work differs from theirs in certain important aspects. He built up a persona of himself as a plain man living in rural New England, a man for whom the hard work of farming was a source of real inspiration. Frost had quite an individualistic style in comparison to any other poet, his poetry is written in the everyday, vernacular colloquial language in order to bring across the message he wants his audience to receive. What he succeeded in creating was a poetry that fused everyday speech with formal poetic techniques.
The woods—an area of land that is covered with growing trees—are often seen as a place where people can enjoy a peaceful setting. The main reason for this universal attraction to the wilderness is due to the will to escape society—an organized group of persons associated together as members of a community . In “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” Robert Frost uses the rhythm, the pattern of the poem and the lexical field to illustrate the division between staying in the woods, an ideal place, and their daily obligations dictated by the society, showing that the narrator is subject to the time passing by. The lexical field shows a division between two worlds: firstly, the familiar pictured by the society, and secondly the unknown represented by the woods. These two worlds are on the edge of each other.