A road not taken

Topics: Poetry, Stanza, Rhyme, The Road, Choice, Rhyme scheme / Pages: 2 (708 words) / Published: May 6th, 2014
Michael Beltran
March 30, 2014
English 1302
Mr. Weesner
Robert Frost “The Road Not Taken” Poetry Explication “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost expresses the theatrical encounter between determining which of the two paths to go onto not knowing what the decisions will lead to as they come upon him/her on the way. That being said, the speaker makes a slight curve and claims, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by...” when in the beginning he ultimately chooses to never go back again because he knows he won't have the fortuity as he desires later to travel on the other road he hadn't taken. In Robert Frost's poem, the title seems to depict the road as if the road that is abandoned or rarely traveled on by a young adult or of middle age who has the judgment to take on the road less taken. On the fork road, the speaker concludes in choosing the “best path” when they, “...both that morning equally lay in leaves no step had trodden black.” which intends to tell the reader that both of the roads are not less traveled by. He then chooses to take the “road less traveled” for the reason that he knows nothing of what lays ahead either road he chooses to take and tells himself that he will later look back on his difficult decision and go back to take the other road but realizes that he will not have the fortuity to do so. When analyzing the form, rhetoric’s, syntax, and vocabulary of Robert Frost's “The Road Not Taken”, the poem has a rhyme scheme of ABAAB CDCCD with limited and boldly rhymes addressing the readers who can relate with similar positions of making a decision at the very moment. In line one, a very descriptive syntax that's simple yet retentive in detail, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood”. Line eight mentions “grassy and wanted wear” meaning that neither of the roads are thought to be less traveled by because they are not often used. Line fourteen tells the reader that life is moving in a fast pace that is going

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