Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Analyze Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” using one of the two critical sources provided to you on Blackboard (Ciardi or Coursen). You must incorporate the critical source into your argument on the interpretation of the poem. Sources are provided on Blackboard.
For example, using Coursen’s article, one might suggest the following thesis: Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” offers us a surprise speaker, Santa, who isn’t the traditional jolly fat man in the red suit, but a beleaguered and lost spirit contemplating his own mortality juxtaposed against the weight of obligation.

*Poem’s quotation example:
“Whose woods these are I think I know/
His house is in the village though” (1-2)

Last Updated on March 21, 2018