Thursday, April 15, 2010
Shmoop High School Essay Contest: Win an iPad
In celebration of National Poetry Month, Shmoop announces our first essay contest for high school students.
Answer this question in 500 or fewer words:
In Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” …
Examine the relationship between the speaker in the poem and his environment, which includes not only the woods themselves but his horse, the owner of the woods, and the community. Include in your discussion an examination of Frost’s use of language and imagery, focusing on how these contribute to the meaning of the poem and help him to achieve his purpose. Be sure to support your ideas with evidence from the poem.
* Read the Shmoop Learning Guide for the poem
* Visit Poets.org to read the full text of the poem
Contest is open to all students and entry deadline is May 28, 2010. For further details follow the link to Shmoop.