English Composition 1
12 March 2015
The pome “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost addresses the ideal of decision making and choosing what direction in life you will take. The “Road Not Taken” is about a speaker meeting at a road with a fork; both paths that lye in front of him are untouched. The narrator who is believed to be Frost choses the road less traveled by which in the end of the pome Frost is pleased with his decision and that makes all the difference.
Stanza one of the pome is about regret and examination. Frost states that he is sorry he cannot travel down both roads because he is one traveler. In return this leads him to examine one of the roads as far as he can. Stanza two tells which road looks better to him. Frost then decides they both look the same. Later on in stanza three he choose the second road in hopes of one day returning to travel down it. Even though Frost knows there is a high chance of him not returning to the first road, he will reminisce about his decision later in life. In stanza four Frost becomes content with his decision.
Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” is a complex pome it has many symbols in it. The roads represent the road of life. Even though Frost sees the roads as the same they are not. The pome is about the speaker wondering what difference it would have made if he took a different road. Frost can see himself telling others what a difference taking the less traveled road would have made on his life. This all comes together as the speaker trying to find meaning in his decision. Symbolically, the pome is about finding meaning in difficult decisions.
“The Road Not Taken” is all about decisions. Literally and symbolically, Frost uses many examples of this in the pome. Clearly you can see the meaning of Robert Frosts “The Road Not Taken”.
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