What is your favorite poem?
I'm doing a project for school that I have to find a poem to memorize, and say to the class. The poem must be 12 lines and a word minimum of 100-150 words. The poem also must relate to you in some way. I need three ideas and over the weekend my teacher will pick the best one, and i like poems about life or i anything that speaks to me. Im having a really hard time choosing poems, so what are your favorite poems? Thanks. C:
- JamesLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
by Robert Frost
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
The repetition of the last line is significant. The first time he says it, he means it literally - that he has a long way to travel before he reaches his destination. The second he means it metaphorically - that he has a long life to live before he dies.
Also note the rhyme scheme: Third line of each stanza introduces the rhyming coda of the next stanza, so it is AABA BBCB CCDC DDDD.