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Poetry is a part of literature which must be read slowly and appreciated it for all it is worth Although poems sometimes can seem vague or wordy there are reasons behind this Since most poems are relatively short in length authors must choose their wording very carefully in order to convey their messages and themes to their readers Many times in poetry authors will have similar underlying themes and use similar techniques in portraying them Both Carl Sandburg and Robert Frost use vivid language figurative language symbolism and rhyme to convey their similar themes of death in the poems Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening and Anna Imroth Robert Frosts Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening at first glance seems like a relatively simple poem however when taken apart the underlying the underlying message is very powerful On the surface this poem is simplicity itself The speaker is stopping by some woods on a snowy evening He or she takes in the scene is tempted to stay longer but acknowledges hisher obligations and considerable distance yet to be traveled before heshe can rest for the night However when read over numerous times the poems underlying theme of death and suicide show through In this poem Frost uses a clever rhyme scheme to catch the readers attention Within the four lines of each stanza the first second and fourth lines rhyme The third line does not but it sets up the rhymes for the next stanza For example in the third stanza queer near and year all rhyme but lake rhymes with shake mistake and flake in the following stanza Frost also uses vivid language in this poem to set the scene for what will appear to be a suicide attempt The woods are lovely dark and deep Frost p1035 is a line Frost uses to describe the woods on the so-called darkest evening of the year Frost p1035 The reader is
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