Robert Frost and Emily Dickenson

Topics: Poetry, Meter, Sonnet Pages: 2 (807 words) Published: January 27, 2011
Frost and Dickenson
Poetry is a part of world literature culture and of life. There have been many famous poets and not so known poets. Many poets’ people have heard of while others have not. Poets I have never heard of are Sir Thomas Wyatt and Rita Dove. I have ready many poetry writings by numerous poets. For this task I decided to read a sonnet by Robert Frost and a poem by Emily Dickenson. The sonnet I choose to review is Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken. I have only heard great things about this work but never read it myself till now. After reading The Road Not Taken, I would have to say that, in my own opinion, Robert Frost’s theme was creating choices in life, not to conform. In his last stanza of the sonnet states, “I shall be telling this with a sigh, somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference” (Lit.pg551). I feel he is saying he has no remorse for taking the less traveled path. Though it says in the last stanza “telling this with a sigh” it doesn’t describe if it is a happy or sad sigh. I believe the metaphorical references within this poem are what path of life should I take, should I take the same path that others follow or create my own destiny? The way Frost describes the two roads you (as the reader) would think to take the road that “was grassy and wanted wear” (pg. 550). His language usage throughout the sonnet is first person, where you can experience what Robert frost is feeling. He does use rhyme after almost every other line. But all poems do not have to rhyme. After reading The Road Not Taken I can honestly understand why this is a great sonnet. It has meaning and depth to it that I never thought possible. The poem I chose is from one of my favorite poets, Emily Dickenson. I have not read her poem I Felt a Funeral, In My Brain till now. I thought it was intriguing. I think it is one of the best poems of hers besides I’m Nobody...
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