Literary Analysis of a Road Not Taken

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Richard Wheeler
Marsh 30, 2013
Literary analysis of The Road Less Traveled by Robert Frost
Robert Frost is an amazing poet. He can say so much in just a few stanzas. Not only is his work A Road Less Traveled my favorite poem out of his collection of works, it is my favorite poem ever. It is a reflection on the uncertainties of life and it answers the most asked question in today’s world. “What should I do with my life?” He says that whatever you do, you will pick the right path of life because it is your own. I love this poem so much because of its uplifting theme, deep symbolism, and major conflict. I finished the project a month in advance because I thought it was due. I really couldn’t believe it wasn’t due, but that’s okay it really gave me time to work on it and shape it. I started out with a PowerPoint of Robert Frost's life and accomplishments; where he was born and what his parents did, his other poems, etc. And then I started my video I worked so hard on. The people in the video that I made were all of my friends and family members and I thought it would be a really cool way to present the poem instead of a YouTube video. So it started out as everyone reading a stanza or two of the poem and them I read the last line which talks about how I chose the road less traveled and that was the right decision and it has made all the difference. (I don’t know if you noticed, but the first girl that read a part of the poem is Molly Quinn one of my really good friends that’s on the television show Castle and many other movies!) And so I walk off into the forest and it fades away to a segment with little clips of what my life is like now that I chose the path less traveled. And it’s a pretty awesome life. So after the video I went over my notes concerning the poem to the class and I blanked! I get so nervous in front of anyone so I started stuttering and shaking and I became a nervous wreck! I really did know all my facts and things about my poem I just get such...
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