Poetry And I
The poem The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost relates to my personal life because both the narrator and I had to make a decision. My decision was having to chose between playing volleyball or football in fifth grade. I thought about my previous experiences in both sports. I was a decent player in volleyball and I wanted to get the “All Sports Award” that our school awards to eighth graders who participated in all of the sports that St. Dominic offers; however, St. Dominic did not offer football, so I needed to play volleyball instead of football to get the award. On the other hand, I played football for four years. Football was very fun for me, but I was not as good as the other kids who were playing football. I tried deciding …show more content…
Some of my decisions may bring me to good places, while others may lead me to bad places. In some of my decisions I might have to give up something I love to go to a place that is uncertain. But I learned from the poem The Road Not Taken that you may want to take the path that everyone else is taking, but you should not. The path less traveled is most likely the better path to take.
After having read and studied poetry, it has impacted my life by helping me look at things like some literature with a deeper meaning. So when I read a book or a poem, I will not just skim through it. I will look at the literature with close attention detail to find a meaning that can and will impact my life. Another thing poetry does is it allows me to express my feelings with passion and dignity. Since I know how to do that, I am enabled to be a strong, confident person that is willing to take on life.
Poetry also helps me see the world in a different point of view. For example, in Harlem I got to better understand the struggle that the African American community. Even though I will never know how hard those times were, it gives me more appreciation for who and what I have in my life. Reading poems also helps me deal with my problems. I have used poetry to help with my problems just recently when I got a bad grade. After I got the test back, I immediately remembered the poem Invictus, and how the narrator still had courage even though many bad things
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Robert Frosts “The Road Not Taken” is more symbolic of a choice one must make in their life in attempt to foresee the outcome before reaching the end, than it is about choosing the right path in the woods.
The analysis of “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost has been up for debate since the poem release in 1916. It is known to be one of the most frequently misinterpreted poems of all time, and even Robert Frost himself has said the poem is “tricky” to comprehend (The). When analyzing this poem many readers tend to focus only on the last lines of the poem and get caught in a trap of selective-interpretation. Quite a few people after reading Robert Frost’s poem firmly conclude that this poem is about non-conformity and individualism, however, that is not the case. Robert Frost’s poem is meant to be analyzed line by line for a complete interpretation. Readers can conclude that the poem represents making choices in life, but that is not the
Poetry is considered to be a representational text in which one explores ideas by using symbols. Poetry can be interpreted many different ways and is even harder to interpret when the original author has come and gone. Poetry is an incredible form of literature because the way it has the ability to use the reader as part of its own power. In other words, poetry uses the feelings and past experiences of the reader to interpret things differently from one to another, sometimes not even by choice of the author. Two famous poets come to mind to anybody who has ever been in an English class, Robert Frost and E.E. Cummings. Both of these poets have had numerous famous pieces due to the fact that they both
So I decided to write an explication essay on the poem “The Road Not Taken”. The poem is by Robert Frost and it tells the story about a man who is thinking about something he had done before. Even though what he did wasn’t looked as being good or bad, it was indicated the decision he made had an outcome that caused a shift in his life.
It can change the way people are or how they live their lives. In “Working in the Dark” by Jimmy Santiago Baca he talks about what poetry is to him and how it saved him in prison. When asked where is poetry come from, he states “I come from poetry… I sustain myself on poetry… I walk upright on two feet because of poetry…
In Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”, Frost shows the everyday human struggle to make a choice that could change the course of one’s life. In his poem, a person has the choice to take one road or the other. One road is worn out from many people taking it, and the other is barely touched, for fewer have taken that road. Throughout the poem, the speaker learns that just because so many other people have done one thing, or walked one way, does not mean everyone has to. Sometimes you just have to go your own way.
Poetry and spoken word help students. Some improvements are more advanced writing skills and a better social conscience. It helps with overcoming of shyness, develop literate individuality, self-confidence, and self-esteem. It can be very a therapeutic experience, and students show more confidence in learning. (Weinstein, Susan p.1, Jocson, Korina p.1) Students start to act on their self-perception as writers. Their self-confidence and self-efficacy skyrocket. (Weinstein, Susan p.2) A student named Edward describes this feeling of belonging. “When we’re going to meetings, we’re all in the van talking about our problems and stuff. I was like ‘Oh my gosh, I never knew
To me, any kind of art presents an opportunity to gain a new perspective on things. Poetry, music, painting, and even dance, can all be used to portray the beauty of the world to audiences. However, they can also be used to portray overlooked, even dark, sides of the world. I believe that poetry is able to do this better than any other art form. As stated in a previous journal, poets are not confined to the normal rules and regulations that other writers might be. They can write what they feel and more importantly in this case, they can write what they see. Naomi Shihab Nye addresses this perfectly when she says, "that was the job of poems, we decided. To give us a sense of others' lives close up. Poems could be a zoom lens in a world of
Poetry has become one of my very close friends through my journey as a young person, it can become a close friends of many other students, if they are taught it. My peers and I have found it to be very useful in grappling fears and emotional experiences. One of my peers had
Poems are just another way to voice the opinions that the authors have. You will find poems that have point of view of soldiers from both side describing events that happened on the battlefield or you have poems that voice the hurt that the union felt when the south secced. You also find poems that talk of loss and sorrow
The poem “The Road Not Taken” talks about choices that can be good or bad, it also talks about how those choices can affect your life. My parents got a divorce when i was thirteen. I had to choose to live with my mom or dad. I chose to live with my dad because that’s where I grew up and where all my friends were. That choice has had a positive and negative effect on my life.
Thesis: In the poem “A Road Not Taken”, Robert Frost shares how sometimes in life one has to make decisions rather they’re good or bad. However there are consequences following one’s decisions and choices. One can use their second chance by looking forward and choosing to take the right paths in life.
Sure, poetry may seem tedious or convoluted and might make some groan at the sound of it, but there is no denying that it challenges authority and creates change.
Poetry has always been way instrumental in my life. It’s a way for me to express how I feel to myself; it is a beautiful paradise, and poetry is the awakening of the third eye. The ability to view thing as the are, although they may not appear to be that way to the natural eye Also because of its traits of presenting imagery, its ability to make things out of an object that may not seem to be tangible, known as poetry in motion, Rappers, speakers and also singers may be identified as poets depending on the degree of truth,
My love for poetry sprouted as a child; I spent all my days outside observing nature and constantly admiring and studying art. I never considered writing papers or essays one of my strong suits as I got older, but poetry always acted as a safe-space where my thoughts could be put into words and I did not have to worry about length. The process