Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening: Robert Frost



Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening: Robert Frost

I. Objective Type Questions:
01. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening is a poem by:
i. John Keats
ii. Wordsworth
iii. Robert Frost
iv. Whitman
Ans: Robert Frost
02. Robert Frost belongs to:
i. India
ii. America
iii. England
iv. China
Ans: America
03. The owner of the woods lives in:
i. City
ii. Town
iii. Village
iv. None of the above
Ans: Village
04. He gives his harness bells a shake. ‘He’ stands for:
i. Poet
ii. Woods
iii. Horse
iv. Reader
Ans: Horse
05. At the end of the poem the poet wants to:
i. Enter the woods
ii. Go to sleep
iii. Keep his promises
iv. Go home
Ans: Keep his promises
06. When was Robert Frost born?
i. 1871
ii. 1872
iii. 1873
iv. 1874
Ans: 1874
07. When did Robert Frost die?
i. 1961
ii. 1962
iii. 1963
iv. 1964
Ans: 1963
II. Short Answer Type Questions:
01. What does the poet observe about the woods?
Ans: The poet observes that the woods are lovely, dark and deep filled with snow.
02. Where does the poet stop with his horse?
Ans: The poet stops in the woods beside a frozen lake.
03. Why does the horse give his harness bells a shake?
Ans: The horse gives his harness bells a shake to ask if there is some mistake.
04. Why does the poet stop by the woods?
Ans: The poet stops by the woods to enjoy its beauty.
05. What gives his harness bells a shake?
Ans: The poet’s horse gives his harness bells a shake.
06. What is the other sound that the poet hears besides the sound of the bells of the horse?
Ans: The other sound that the poet hears is the sound that is produced by the easy wind and downy flake.
07. Why can’t the poet stay in the woods?
Ans: The poet cannot stay in the woods because he has promises to keep and he still has miles to go.
08. What does the poet think about the woods?
Ans: The poet thinks that the beauty of the woods is illusory.
III. Long Answer Type Questions:
A. About Robert Frost.
Robert Frost is a very popular American poet of the 20th century. He was born in 1874. He grew up in a rural area of New England, America. This rural area of New England provided the inspiration for many of his poems. For his contribution to the world of literature, he received numerous honors and awards throughout his life. His works are widely read and admired.
Robert Frost used simple but powerful language. His works focus on universal themes such as nature, love, and the human experience. His deep appreciation for nature has made him a beloved figure in the world of literature.
He is remembered for his ‘The Road Not Taken’, ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’, and ‘Mending Wall’. These fantastic poems show his mastery of form and rhythm. In short, Robert Frost is a great poet whose poems inspire us even today. His legacy as a poet has had a lasting impact on American literature.
Hindi Translation:
रॉबर्ट फ्रॉस्ट 20वीं सदी के बेहद लोकप्रिय अमेरिकी कवि हैं। उनका जन्म 1874 में हुआ था। वह न्यू इंग्लैंड, अमेरिका के एक ग्रामीण क्षेत्र में पले-बढ़े। न्यू इंग्लैंड के इस ग्रामीण क्षेत्र ने उनकी कई कविताओं को प्रेरणा प्रदान की। साहित्य की दुनिया में उनके योगदान के लिए उन्हें अपने जीवन में कई सम्मान और पुरस्कार मिले। उनकी रचनाएँ व्यापक रूप से पढ़ी और सराही जाती हैं।
रॉबर्ट फ्रॉस्ट ने सरल लेकिन प्रभावशाली भाषा का प्रयोग किया। उनकी रचनाएँ प्रकृति, प्रेम और मानवीय अनुभव जैसे सार्वभौमिक विषयों पर केंद्रित हैं। प्रकृति के प्रति उनके गहरे लगाव ने उन्हें साहित्य की दुनिया में एक लोकप्रिय व्यक्ति बना दिया।
रॉबर्ट फ्रॉस्ट को उनकी 'द रोड नॉट टेकन', 'स्टॉपिंग बाय वुड्स ऑन ए स्नोई इवनिंग' और 'मेंडिंग वॉल' के लिए याद किया जाता है। ये शानदार कविताएँ रूप और लय की उनकी महारत को दर्शाती हैं। संक्षेप में, रॉबर्ट फ्रॉस्ट एक महान कवि हैं जिनकी कविताएँ आज भी हमें प्रेरित करती हैं। एक कवि के रूप में उनकी विरासत का अमेरिकी साहित्य पर स्थायी प्रभाव पड़ा है।
B. Summary of ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening is one of the most popular poems of Frost. It is said this fine lyric attracted the attention of the first Prime Minister of India. It starts as a simple composition but attains philosophical height at the end. It deals with the relation between man and nature and beautifully presents the conflict between the call of beauty and the call of duty. In the beginning of the poem the poet is overwhelmed by the beauty of the forest. But his horse reminds him of his worldly responsibilities. The poet feels that the woods are lovely, no doubt, but he has to go miles and miles before he sleeps. It means that before taking rest he has to perform several duties. In his poem ‘sleep, has two meanings – the night rest and the death. In short, the present poem deals with life and man’s role in the world.
Hindi Translation:
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening फ्रॉस्ट की सबसे लोकप्रिय कविताओं में से एक है। ऐसा कहा जाता है कि इस बेहतरीन गीत ने भारत के पहले प्रधान मंत्री का ध्यान आकर्षित किया था। यह कविता एक साधारण रचना के रूप में शुरू होती है लेकिन अंत में दार्शनिक ऊंचाई को प्राप्त करती है। यह मनुष्य और प्रकृति के बीच के संबंध से संबंधित है और सौंदर्य की पुकार और कर्तव्य की पुकार के बीच के संघर्ष को खूबसूरती से प्रस्तुत करती है। कविता की शुरुआत में कवि जंगल की सुंदरता से अभिभूत है लेकिन उसका घोड़ा उसे उसकी सांसारिक जिम्मेदारियों की याद दिलाता है। कवि को लगता है कि जंगल प्यारे हैं, इसमें कोई संदेह नहीं है, लेकिन सोने से पहले उसे बहुत लम्बी दूरी तय करना है। इसका मतलब है कि आराम करने से पहले उसे कई काम संपन्न करना है। उनकी कविता में 'निद्रा' के दो अर्थ हैं - रात्रि विश्राम और मृत्यु। संक्षेप में, वर्तमान कविता जीवन और दुनिया में मनुष्य की भूमिका से संबंधित है।

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