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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

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This poem by Robert Frost is a beautiful and enchanting work that captures the peaceful solitude of a winter evening spent in the woods. The imagery is vivid and evocative, painting a picture of a tranquil scene filled with snow-covered trees and a quiet, snowy landscape. The repetition of the final lines, "And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep," adds a sense of contemplation and reflection to the poem, leaving the reader with a lingering sense of longing and introspection. Frost's use of nature to convey deeper emotions and themes is masterful, making this poem a timeless classic that continues to resonate with readers of all ages. Overall, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" is a powerful and poignant work that leaves a lasting impression on all who read it.

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volunteers bring you 23 recordings of Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost.
This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for January 6, 2019.
The meanings of this poignant poem--which entered the Public Domain in January 2019 and is being added to the Collection ASAP--range from appreciation of a simple New Hampshire snowstorm scene to reflections on death. Whose house is in the village? What promises need keeping? The poem can be interpreted on many different levels. Quoting Wikipedia: "At the funeral of former Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau, on October 3, 2000, his eldest son Justin rephrased the last stanza of this poem in his eulogy: 'The woods are lovely, dark and deep. He has kept his promises and earned his sleep.'"

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