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STOPPING BY THE WOOD ON THE SNOWY EVENING Robert Frosts well-known poem Stopping by The Wood on the Snowy Evening Frost was born in San Francisco where he spent his first eleven years After the death of his father a journalist he moved with his mother and sister to Western Massachusetts near to his paternal grandparents He wrote his first poem while a student at Lawrence High School from which he graduated as co-valedictorian with the woman he was to marry Elinor Miriam White In 1894 he sold his first poem The Butterfly An Elesy to a New York magazine The Independent He married in December 1895 1906 two of his most accomplished early poems The Tuft at Flowers and The Trial by Gustence were published 1912 he sailed with his family from Boston to Glasgow then settled outside London in Beaconsfield Frost placed his first book of poems A Boys Will 1913 with a small London publisher David Nutt He also made acquaintances in the literary world such as the poet FS Funt who introduced him to Ezra Pound who in turn reviewed both A Boys Will and North at Boston His best early poems such as Mowin Mending Wall and Home Burial Frost won the first of four pulitzer prizes in 1924 for his fourth book New Hampshire and followed it with West-Running Book 1928 and A Further Range 1936 which also won a Pulitzer The poem Stopping By The Wood On a Snowy Evening composed at four-line stanzas each with a rhyme pattern of aaba The rhyme scheme contributes to the play Its linked pattern seems completed and resolved in the final stanza underlining the effect of closure aaba bbcd ccdc and dddd The material scheme is iambic tetrameter thre are four poetic feet in each line each with two syllables the second being stressed Frosr employs alliteration as seen in watch his woods sounds the
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