The Road Not Taken by Frost: Our choice Our Perception

Topics: Poetry, The Road, Symbolism Pages: 3 (794 words) Published: February 25, 2013
Poetry Essay
Engl 102 “The Road Not Taken” By Robert Frost
Spring 2013
Format A.P.A

Thesis Statement:
“The Road Not Taken” By Robert Frost, Shows the reader in symbolic form that everyone has choices to make in life. And that these choices affect the outcome of one’s life. I. Theme
II. Setting
III. Symbolic Setting
IV. Mood
a. Loneliness
b. Fear of Regret
c. Regret
V. The Title is important
VI. Literary Terms
d. Imagery
e. Symbolism
f. Personification
g. Onomatopoeia
VII. Rhyme Scheme
h. Stanzas
i. Lines
VIII. Narrator
IX. Conclusion
The theme of “The Road Not Taken” by Frost shows that all people have choices to make in their lives. And that the choices we make are guided by our perception of the paths we have to choose from. And that we have to live with the choices we make. In the Poem the setting is a literal setting. This is described in the first line of the poem “Two Roads diverged in a yellow wood”. Frost goes on to describe each path in front of him and that he could see the same distance down both paths. “And look down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair”
At first Frost describes the second path as the less traveled”Because it was grassy and wanted wear”, but then once he took the path he describes it as being the same “And both that morning equally lay” Although Frost describes a place in the woods the reader gets the feeling that this just a symbolic setting. And that the actual setting is that of everyday choices that need to be made. Some of which will be uninformed and that the reader has to do what they believe is right or best for them. For the reader there should be several different moods that take place. The first of which is loneliness being in the woods by yourself Frost describe this as “and be one traveler, long I stood”. The reader gets the feeling of...

Bibliography: Frost, R. (2010). The Road Not Taken. In X. Kennedy, & G. Dana, Literature: An intro to Fiction, Poetry, Drama. and Writing (p. 610). Boston: Longman.
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