Reflection on The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost

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Perhaps one of the most well-known poems in modern America is a work by Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken. This poem consists of four stanzas that depict the story of the narrator traveling through the woods early in the morning and coming upon a fork in the path, where he milled about for a while before deciding upon one of the two paths, wishing he could take both, but knowing otherwise, seeing himself telling of this experience in the future.
Frost uses several literary devices in this brief account, such as imagery, personification, metaphor, and alliteration. Descriptions of “yellow wood,” depicting an autumn forest, and “no step [in the leaves being] trodden black,” indicating a fresh and natural recently untrodden environment, are
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The theme of accepting a challenge, similar to exploration, is plausible because of the narrator’s desire to say that he took the less travelled path; this could mean that it was the path that was more dangerous or harder, since not many chose to take it.
The first person perspective of the poem lends to identification with the reader; when one puts themselves in the place of the narrator, they can relate to all of the aforementioned themes. When I see this poem, I mainly see the theme of choices relating to my life. As creations of God with free will, we make choices every day of different weights and significances. We choose what we eat, we choose whether we eat. We choose to pursue different careers. We chose who we associate with. We choose right and we choose wrong. We can chose to accept the truth and we can choose to reject it. We can chose to life life the way that feels best physically or we can chose to live our lives for Christ; we can choose to take the easy way out and live however feels best or we can choose to make our lives mean something of eternal significance.
I have chosen to commit my life to serving Christ to the best extent I can, leaning on Him for guidance and for my future. I have chosen to use the gifts that God has given to me to serve Him as best I can. I have chosen to pursue

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