Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Karen L. Kilcup

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.
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Critical Essay by Karen L. Kilcup

SOURCE: Kilcup, Karen L. “The Faded Flowers Gay.” In Robert Frost and Feminine Literary Tradition, pp. 44-47. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998.

In the following excerpt, Kilcup asserts that “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” is a “feminine” poem and compares it to Helen Hunt Jackson's “Down to Sleep.”

The final goal of the war on sentimentalism was to consolidate cultural authority over and against a dangerous feminine and feminizing mass culture. Ostensibly excluded from modernism is the sentimentality that resides within it, for (feminine) emotion remains transgressive in a culture structured by (masculine) rationality.1 Nevertheless, as my discussion of Frost's poetry so far indicates, to characterize the sentimental as defined solely by the emotional...

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