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Snowy Evening


coco s #17435
Feb 19, 2008 8:07 AM

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Snowy Evening

I love this poem. 

I read one commentary that suggests that the narrator of the poem is Santa Claus.  Sound ridiculous?  Well, there is compelling evidence: the speaker knows whose property he is on; it is the darkest evening of the year; he is on a sleigh with bells; he has miles to go and promises to keep; the horse does not understand why they are stopping somewhere other than at a house.

An interesting idea.  Probably not what Mr. Frost intended, but then that's the beauty of all literature: each reader finds something different in it.

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logique _tombee ( #54205
Sep 05, 2008 1:12 PM

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I love this poem too!

Haha, the essay you read about "Snowy Evening" being narrated by Santa Claus was a satire, but it did intend to say just what you did; that each reader finds something different and if he can support his view, then he has a valid point. =)

dany n #185247
May 12, 2011 9:57 PM

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it's a poem about suicide.
nice try, though.

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