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Contemplating Suicide Analyzing Robert Frosts Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening What is poetry Poetry is a lyrical way of expressing emotion It is language charged with meaning and framed to be heard for contemplation Poetry is a pleasant sounding work the emotions that drive the words fill poetry with deep meaning The reader must analyze every word to get the full meaning of a poem An excellent example of deeper meaning within a poem is Robert Frosts Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening This poem is layered with different meanings it requires the reader to contemplate Frosts emotions behind the words Poems much like pictures are framed A picture frame gives a definite border and look to a picture One way in which a poem can be framed is the look of the poem how many stanzas are in the poem how many lines in the stanza and how many feet are in a line are all examples of framing Echo and rhyme are two other options an author can choose from when framing his or her work Unlike fiction and other types of stories poetry always needs to be heard or read aloud Hearing poetry is one of the key ingredients in grasping what the poet is trying to convey In Robert Frosts Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening many different poetic devices can be heard For instance the whole poem has a consistent meter Meter regulates the free-flowing irregular rhythms of ordinary speech Guth Rico 477 Every two syllables are called a foot Frost breaks every line into four feet These happen to be iambic feet because the last syllable is the stressed syllable Rhyme is another key element to poetry Rhyme is defined as an echo effect produced when a poet repeats the same sounds at the end of the final syllables of two or more lines Guth Rico 475 The rhyme scheme is very
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