Commitment to Life in Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

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Commitment to Life in Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

In "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening" Robert Frost demonstrates a dedicated person's commitment to life. Despite the hardships and troubles that life carries, the speaker in this poem comes to the realization that he must continue living his life. He makes an important decision that is brought on in a question, which is triggered by the beauty of his surroundings. He decides that he wants to complete the life that he started because of the many obligations he is responsible for. The speaker in the poem is a man who is on a journey through life. He is no different from any other in that respect. People are faced with daily challenges and
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Throughout the entire poem Frost chooses words that contain the soft "s" sound. When describing the sounds in the woods, Frost writes, "The only other sound's the sweep of easy wind and downy flake" to make the reader feel the relaxing sensations similar to those that the speaker experiences. The "s" sound that Frost uses suggests the quiet peacefulness of that very moment. Frost uses the horse as a sense of reality; it is the horse that stays stable and keeps the speaker in line. The horse is very different from the man because the horse is capable of remaining in a normal state despite the strange, luring beauty of the woods. When the speaker is off in his dream world, the horse is what knocks him back into reality as "he gives his harness bells a shake" and wakes the speaker. It is then that the speaker answers life's question that is raised during his delightful reverie.
In "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening" Frost is not merely suggesting that the speaker is alone in his thoughts. It is true that the reader can feel as though they have been in the speaker's place at some time. It would be considered strange if a person did not come across these thoughts and feelings at some point in their lives. Frost is showing the reader the importance of life and the fact that all people have come to the question of whether or not to continue their difficult journey through it. The speaker will

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