Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening | Critical Essay by John T. Ogilvie

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.
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Critical Essay by John T. Ogilvie

SOURCE: Ogilvie, John T. “From Woods to Stars: A Pattern of Imagery in Robert Frost's Poetry.” South Atlantic Quarterly 58, (winter 1959): 64-76.

In the following essay, Ogilvie discusses the recurring image of the dark woods in Frost's poetry.

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Together with “Birches,” “Mending Wall,” “The Road Not Taken,” “After Apple-Picking,” and a dozen or so other familiar descriptive pieces, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” is one of Robert Frost's most admired poems. The beginning poetry student in particular is likely to take to it, for quite understandable reasons: its diction is unpretentious and subtly musical; it presents an engaging picture and hints at a “story...

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