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Teaching Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Frost wrote the poem in June 1922 at his house in Shaftsbury, Vermont. He had been up the entire night writing the long poem "New Hampshire" and had finally finished when he realized morning had come. He went out to view the sunrise and suddenly got the idea for "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening". He wrote the new poem "about the snowy evening and the little horse as if I'd had a hallucination" in just "a few minutes without strain."

Robert Frost
Public Domain

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How do we determine whether the man stopping in the woods is a metaphor?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.2 - Main Ideas, RL.3 - Characters & Plot

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3,4
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