Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Richard J. Gray

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.
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Critical Essay by Richard J. Gray

SOURCE: Gray, Richard J. “In Search of a Past: The Fugitive Movement and the Major Traditionalists.” In American Poetry of the Twentieth Century, pp. 101–52. New York: Longman, 1990.

In the following excerpted essay, Gray discusses the seeming lack of resolution in the closing lines of “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.”

The duality of the narrator's response to the woods [in “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”] is caught in the contrast between the relaxed, conversational idiom of the first three lines (note the gentle emphasis given to ‘think’, the briskly colloquial ‘though’) and the dreamlike descriptive detail and hypnotic verbal music (‘watch … woods’, ‘his … fill … with’) of the last...

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