stacie asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 7 years ago

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:

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  • James
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    7 years ago
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    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.

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