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Good Riddance Poem Figurative Language

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In “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)," by Green Day, and “The Road Not Taken,” by Robert Frost, figurative language is used to display the similar themes of ‘enjoy what comes out of life rather than living on regrets.’ In Green Day’s “Good Riddance,” the theme of moving on rather than regretting the past is displayed with the use of figurative language. In the song it states, “I hope you had the time of your life,” [Green Day (6, 12, 14)]. This quote helps to display how it is important to enjoy the events in life, even if they don’t turn out the way you had anticipated. The repetition of this line helps to show the importance of living in the moment rather than living with regrets of the past. Later in the song it states, “It isn’t a question,…show more content…
In the poem it state, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both…” [Green Day (1, 2)] This piece of text displays how the narrator is faced with a hard decision and regrets not being able to take both paths. In the text it also states, “ … to where it bent in the undergrowth… it was grassy and wanted tear… I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference,” [Robert Frost (5, 8, 19, 20)] These lines from the text help to show how the narrator looks through all his options, and then takes the lesser taken option. This choice was likely made due to the narrator thinking that he/she might not like the choice that other people made, and will end up regretting it, so after taking the lesser chosen path, the narrator is pleased with his/her decision. To conclude, “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)," by Green Day, and “The Road Not Taken,” by Robert Frost, use figurative language to display the theme of their poem/song ‘enjoy what comes out of life rather than living on regrets.’ This was determined through the multiple uses of imagery, word choice, and tone that demonstrate the importance of not dwelling on past regrets and making future decisions to be pleased with and
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