Answer the questions on ‘Characters’ in Section 1:
1. How would you describe the attitude of the narrator toward the old people in the house?
2. What do the old people think of the narrator?
3. How does the dialogue between them create tension?
4. How do the descriptions of the old people add to the eerie atmosphere?
5. The man appears to be confident, but, in places, he shows a little trepidation. Find some examples of his confidence and of his apprehensiveness.
DUE: Friday 1st March
When it snowed recently, in the middle of a lesson with 7D, I found myself saying: “Alright Year Seven… pack away your things and let’s all just sit and stare at the snow.” I have never heard a classroom go so quiet so quickly. Perhaps Frost felt something similar in this, my favourite of all his poems.
Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
Click on the link below for a summary of and questions about this strange poem:
I find this poem so disturbing. I suppose that was his intention.
Pretty Vermont. Perhaps we could go on the way back from our trip to Afghanistan via New York.
This is the second poem in our study of Frost. Click on the link below for a summary and questions.
The Road Not Taken
Click on the link below to get a heads-up on some of the things we’ll be considering when looking at ‘The Wood Pile’, the first of Frost’s poems that we’ll study…
The Wood Pile
Click on the links below for some introductory materials all about Robert Frost.
Robert Frost – A Life
Frost and Contexts
Also, if you’re not sure which poems we’re going to be looking at, I tweeted quotations from them yesterday. See below or follow English and Things on Twitter…
I love it when he smiles.