Ompare and contrast the speakeras attitude to the world/natue around him in a?Desert Placesa? and a?Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Eveninga?.

3.5 pages double-spaced. Minimum of two outside sources using M.L.A. parenthetical citations within your paper and a Works Cited sheet at the end. Any works that you read and learn from, but do not cite in your paper should go in a Bibliography. Please refer to the Writing volume of your Kennedy text for explanation about poetry essays and using the M.L.A. style.

Be sure that the first sentence of your introduction refers the reader to the author and the piece you are analyzing. Give 3-4 lines of general background information about the poem(s), and then your thesis statement. No people/humans statements please! I should know immediately, from your thesis, what aspect/theme of the poem you will be discussing/analyzing. You may then give a brief summary of the poem in the paragraph after the intro. After that, there is no more re-telling, only discussion and analysis to develop your thesis. YOUR PAPER SHOULD NOT JUST BE A PARAPHRASE OF THE POEM. Please talk to me about this if you donat understand. I am expecting many short quotes from the poem, and your analysis of these. Divide your paper up into clear paragraph topics a each topic relates to an aspect of your thesis.
Then end with a conclusion paragraph.

Topic:
Compare and contrast the speakeras attitude to the world/natue around him in a?Desert Placesa? and a?Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Eveninga?. (Formulate an effective thesis for this comparison)

Desert Places (1936)
by Robert Frost (1874-1963)
Snow falling and night falling fast, oh, fast
In a field I looked into going past,
And the ground almost covered smooth in snow,
But a few weeds and stubble showing last.

The woods around it have it -it is theirs.
All animals are smothered in their lairs.
I am too absent-spirited to count;
The loneliness includes me unawares.

And lonely as it is, that loneliness
Will be more lonely ere it will be less --
A blanker whiteness of benighted snow
WIth no expression, nothing to express.

They cannot scare me with their empty spaces
Between stars on stars where no human race is.
I have it in me so much nearer home
To scare myself with my own desert places.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (1923)
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 sounds 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.