Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" is a poem in which the narrator takes a moment out of his important travels to watch the snow falling in the woods. This is one of several poems by Frost and other notable authors that references snow.Continue Reading
Robert Frost wrote "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" in 1922 at his home in Shaftsbury, Vermont. After having been up all night writing another poem entitled "New Hampshire," the idea for "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" came to him while viewing a sunrise. According to Frost, this poem, written in iambic tetrameter, came to him without strain in just a few minutes.
As is the case with much of Frost's work, this particular poem is featured in different types of media, such as television, film, literature and gaming.
In addition to Frost, there are many classic poets who reference snow in their work. Emily Dickinson has several poems about snow, such as "A Little Snow Was Here and There," "Snow Beneath Whose Chilly Softness" and "The Snow That Never Drifts." Other famous poets with works about snow include Ralph Waldo Emerson, Conrad Potter Aiken, William Butler Yeats and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.Learn more about Poetry