Narrative & PersonaThe Poetry of Robert FrostChera Fernelius8th Grade Language Arts
Key TermsNarrative A story or account of events whether fact or fiction.
Key Terms Perspective/Point of View The way the narrative voice, or speaker, views events in the narrative.
Key TermsPersona The person created by the author to tell the story.
Key TermsSpeaker The narrator of a story or poem, but not necessarily the author.
“Stopping by Woods On a Snowy Evening” Emotions Imagery Events Motive Described Inferred
Inference or Evidence?1. It is the middle of winter.2. The speaker feels guilty and uncertain about stopping.3. The speaker has lost his way.4. At the end of the poem, the speaker leaves the woods and heads home.5. The speaker thinks uneasily about his own death.6. The owner of the woods and the speaker don’t get along.7. The speaker admires the snowy woods.
Journal Entry What might be the circumstances that have brought the speaker to this spot in the wood? What might have compelled him to stop on so cold and dark a night? What might be the speaker’s relationship to the person whose woods these are?