Poetic Justice

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Shenay Spruell
ENG 125: Introduction to Literature
Instructor: Jennifer Thompson
April 04. 2013

Introduction
There are many different elements to a poem. Literary works helps the audience with the understanding of the poem. Metaphors are used in a lot of literature and even songs that we listen to today. Giving the insight on a poem and the literary elements being used in it gives us as the audience a different aspect of what the author is trying to say. In this paper, I will be telling you guys he different literary works that I’ve gotten out of the poem “Road Not Taken.”

Metaphors
I chose to write about the poem “Road Not Taken.” In this poem, the author used different forms of literary works in order to captivate the mind of the audience. The first literary element that I’ve noticed that the author used was metaphors. “An image that imaginatively compares one thing with another, showing how each has qualities that resemble the other.”- Clugston, R. W. (2010). “A type of figurative language in which a statement is made that says that one thing is something else but, literally, it is not. In connecting one object, event, or place, to another, a metaphor can uncover new and intriguing qualities of the original thing that we may not normally notice or even consider important. Metaphoric language is used in order to realize a new and different meaning.” When using a metaphor, it’s up to the author not to over think it, and serve the purpose of making the audience use their imagination. “Then took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.”- Robert Frost (1916)
This shows an example of using a metaphor. The author made it seem as though one path was the better choice to take opposed to the other. My response to the poem was natural in a sense. When using metaphors that the author used in this...
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