Stopping by the woods on a snowy evening By Robert Lee Frost
Introduction• Stopping by the wodds on a snowy evening is a inspiring poem by Robert lee frost . There are 4 stanzas in the poem.• Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" is a poem written in 1922 by Robert Frost, and published in 1923 in his New Hampshire volume. Imagery and personification are prominent in the work. In a letter to Louis Untermeyer, Frost called it "my best bid for remembrance".[
The poem• Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year.
Continuation…………………..• He gives his harness bells a shake To ask if there is some mistake. The only other sounds the sweep Of easy wind and downy flake. 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.
Overview• Frost wrote the poem in June, 1922 at his house in Shaftsbury, Vermont. He had been up the entire night writing the long poem "New Hampshire" and had finally finished when he realized morning had come. He went out to view the sunrise and suddenly got the idea for "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening". He wrote the new poem "about the snowy evening and the little horse as if Id had a hallucination" in just "a few minutes without strain."• The poem is written in iambic tetrameter in the Rubaiyat stanza created by Edward Fitzgerald
Use in eulogies• In the early morning of November 23, 1963, Sid Davis of Westinghouse Broadcasting reported the arrival of President John F. Kennedys casket to the White House. As Frost was one of the Presidents favorite poets, Davis concluded his report with a passage from this poem but was overcome with emotion as he signed off.• At the funeral of former Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau, on October 3, 2000, his eldest son Justin rephrased the last line of this poem in his eulogy: "The woods are lovely, dark and deep. He has kept his promises and earned his sleep."
In popular culture• American composer Randall Thompson included the poem in his choral work, "Frostiana: Seven Country Songs," which was originally conducted by Thompson with Frost in attendance. Another choral interpretation, titled Sleep, was written by American composer Eric Whitacre. Due to copyright, the text of the composition was re-written by Charles Anthony Silvestri to comply with the wishes of Frosts estate.• The poem is discussed in The Sopranos episode "Proshai, Livushka," in which Meadow explains the poems meaning to her brother, AJ.• In the 1977 Cold War thriller Telefon, the last stanza is used as a trigger phrase to activate brainwashed sleeper agents.• In the Quentin Tarantinos film Death Proof, the final stanza of the poem is used by Jungle Julia as the secret phrase that her listeners must say in order to receive a lap dance from Julias friend while they are out on the town. The night passes and the only person to approach the girls and repeat the line is the homicidal Stunt-man Mike, played by Kurt Russel.