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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

Explain how Robert Frost uses inverted word orders in "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." What effect does Frost's word order have on the poem? Does it contribute to your understanding and/or enjoyment of the poem?

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The poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" is a wonderful poem and one that is known as Robert Frost's greatest. In fact, it is the poem that he is most remembered by and the one that is most often taught in schools around the world. And after reading this, it is clear why. Robert Frost offered a very unique beginning to the poem by inverting the first two lines to create a dramatic effect. This develops the character and the natural flow of the poem, and draws the attention of people reading this masterpiece.

The speaker in the poem is a person who is traveling by horse on a snowy night through the woods. He stops at one point and starts to examine the woods filling up with snow. While he is drawn to the beauty of the snow in the ...

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