Analysis "The Road Not Taken"

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“The Road Not Taken” By Robert Frost
Lindsey Stevens
ENG102W
September 22, 2012

“A Road Not Taken” is a poem that most of have read or heard of at one time or another by the writer Robert Frost. I first read this poem in Elementary school but it always stuck with me whenever I would read it again. “A Road Not Taken” shadows that we as humans make choices regardless if the choice was good or bad, there are consequences that affect our destiny.

The setting of “A Road Not Taken” takes place in the woods to me I see a quiet opening in the woods, with a ray of autumn sun shining on the narrator, the season of fall with a fork of two windy roads both full of potential opportunity. The yellow woods represent fall and I imagine the smell of crisp cold breeze. The wet leaves lay on the ground with dew or rain, unworn and freshly blown onto the road where the decision maker stands.

One reason why I’m driven to this poem for how the reader can choose his or her own meaning from Robert’s work. The narrator says his reaction to the decision with words and phrases that could mean positive success or negative regret. Robert made his writing simple with the one character without description, the narrator is up to you to imagine. When I read “A road Not Taken” I picture an older man who is conflicted and confused with what route to travel down or what decision to make. Feel that this decision is a very important one that is going to affect the narrators life greatly or perhaps a mid life crisis. The character being outside shows his adventurousness and I believe is symbolizes a peaceful nature. “The Road Not Taken” By Robert Frost

Lindsey Stevens
ENG102W
September 22, 2012

“A Road Not Taken” said two main points to me. One the more obvious, our decisions impact our lives and we should make the decisions that will have better results for the person. I also took from the poem was that we can tell comfort ourselves when making a decision by Lessing the...
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