Robert Frost: Poems

Americanness in Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.

Identify the Americanness in this poem.

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This poem doesn't have a definite theme, but it could definitely allude to the American belief that enjoying life and the nature around us always seems to be a secondary thought. From the last few line of the poem, we can easily assume that although the narrator finds himself enjoying the beauty of the forest it can only be a fleeting moment...... there's just too many other things to be attended to.

"The woods are lovely dark and deep,

But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep,

And miles to go before I sleep."


Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening