Biographical Analysis of Robert Frost’s “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening”

Kurt Salac Candilas


Robert Frost’s poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” like any other poems is a multidimensional literary work that any readers can draw their own interpretation of meaning depending upon their level of comprehension of the written text. Several studies and analyses were already conducted in identifying the meaning of this poem and that too much effort was already being given by Frost’s critics in interpreting the poem in the context of the poet’s symbolic terrain in general; however, such tensions and oppositions of making meaning of the poem are akin to have an interpretation of poem’s theme as a mere appreciation of nature and impression of death. Thus, this paper tries to explore other symbolic interpretation and that it argues that this poem reveals the poet’s downfalls and his worth emulating fatherly and husbandry character via biographical literary theory. 


Stopping by Woods on a Snowy evening, downfalls, fatherly, husbandry

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