Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening | Critical Essay by Donald J. Greiner

This literature criticism consists of approximately 9 pages of analysis & critique of Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.
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Critical Essay by Donald J. Greiner

SOURCE: Greiner, Donald J. “Robert Frost's Dark Woods and the Function of Metaphor.” In Frost: Centennial Essays III, edited by the Committee on the Frost Centennial of the University of Southern Mississippi, pp. 373-88. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1978.

In the following excerpt, Greiner discusses Frost's use of the image of the woods as a metaphor in his poetry.

We should begin with a discussion of the spellbinding power of the woods because most interpretations of poems like “Stopping by Woods,” “The Sound of Trees,” and “Come In” comment upon the poet-figure's almost mystical attraction to the trees.1 “Stopping by Woods” is the focal point of this particular reading of Frost because it contains most of the elements...

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