Road Not Taken

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The Road Not Taken
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I think that the poem "the Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost is a beautiful short poem, and that this poem may tell an experience that you will eventually have in your life or an experience that you have had in your life. This poem seems to be about a person who had to chose between two big decisions that has occured in his life. And there is one path that seems to be so much easier, with less effort to reach the end of this path. The other path is the one that is much hareder, and he has to work hard to get to the end of this path. I think that the poet's meessenger from this poem is that chose your own path, and be unique. Even if you take the harder path, your end results will lead you to success. The poet conveys this message in a rhythmetic way and he also used many metaphors and similes. This poem makes me feel about my life and the choices that I have to make in the near future and my past life. There are many times where you may chose the easier path to get things finished but the harder path may be the one that you will be satisfied with.


The poem "The Road Not Taken" has many different motifs. This poem is made up of four stanzas of five lines, each with a rhyme scheme, the rhyme scheme for this poem is ABAAB CDCCD EFEEF GHGGH. This poem is a closed poem which is a fixed sturctue and pattern such as the rhyme scheme. " The Road Not Taken" also has simile, an example of a simile is "... as just as fair..". this has alliteration, an example of alliteration is "... wanted wear..". He has symbolized the " yellow wood " to be a season of coloured leaves, in this case autumn. I also think that the theme of this poem is to make your own choices, and also to not copy what other do because it might not be what you have expected.
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