The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
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And miles to go before I sleep,
I’m right there with you, Renee, on the feelings about New Years Eve/Day. I’ve never felt terribly celebratory about it. In fact it’s always been slightly depressing. Not sure exactly why, but there it is. I have always adored Stopping By Woods and Mending Wall, come to think of it. So powerful to hear Frost’s voice. Many thanks, Renee. Best wishes, Christie
And miles to go before I sleep.
I agree, Renee – the plain-spoken quality is especially appealing. Frost often managed to make the most beautiful poems sound like regular speech, didn’t he? I’d love to be able to do that. Here’s a Happy New Year to you and your family – it’s coming all the way across the North American continent, across the Atlantic Ocean, through the Straight of Gibraltar, half way across the Mediterranean Sea to your neck of the woods. Felice anno nuovo!!
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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Analysis of the …
The "and miles to go before I sleep" could also mean that there are many more things in his/her life that he/she has to face before an eternal sleep, or death.
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening | O-New
Like most of Frost’s poems, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” is illusive at the surface level. It sounds like a simple description of a horse rider who desires to stop at the middle of his journey. But after reaching the last stanza readers can understand the purpose of the poem which is a serious psychological problem of every man.
Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening is a well known Frost classic
At first you believe the speaker means the miles he or she has to go to get back home, but then it seems like the miles are actually the years in his life, and the sleep being more of an eternal sleep.