STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
QUESTIONS GIVEN WITHIN THE LESSON
Q: What hidden meaning the following words convey to us?
Woods, house, horse, harness bell, downy flake
Ans: Woods represent bright as well as dark aspects of nature, imagination and real life. The house stands for civic life. The horse acts as a society agent. The harness bells act as knock of conscious to make the poet aware of the fact that he is a traveller and he has to travel a long distance. He has many things to do. The downy flakes stand for a blanket to lie under and be covered by it. It means that beauty of nature tempts a person to leave aside everything and take rest in the lap of nature.
EXERCISE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q: Who is the speaker in the poem?
Ans : The poet "Robert Frost" is the speaker in the poem.
Q: Whom does the speaker refer to in the first stanza of the poem?
Ans: In the first stanza of the poem, the speaker refer to the owner of woods, who is in his village at this time. Therefore, he will not see him stopping there to watch his woods that have become full of snow.
Q: Why does the speaker stop on 'the darkest evening of the year'?
Ans: The poet is a traveller. It is night and he cannot go ahead. He is fascinated by the natural beauty of woods. So the speaker stops there to enjoy beauty of nature.
Q: Why does the horse impatiently await the next move of his master?
Ans: The horse impatiently awaits the next move of his master because they have to travel a long distance to reach their destination, before going to sleep.
Q: The speaker in the poem is captivated by the beauty of nature. Why does not he stop for long to enjoy nature's beauty?
Ans: The speaker in the poem is captivated by the beauty of nature. He does not stop there for long because he has to do many things to fulfil his promises.