The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

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The Poem, “The Road Not Taken”, by Robert Frost is a detailed poem about a conflict in a person’s life, dealing with having to take the right path throughout life. The Narrator of this poem is faced with a predicament when he comes across two paths. The choices that he makes in his life, can alter the future for better or worse. This poem describes his attitude and emotion towards his choices as well as, shows examples of themes, mood, and different literary devices. The title of this poem can specify to either road. The narrator speaks about the road “less traveled” (line 19). To put it simply, he chooses the road not taken by most travelers. When he chooses the less traveled road, then the other road becomes the road not taken. “The Road Not Taken”, displays many different themes and ideas. One of major theme is to not be afraid to take chances. The Road is used as a metaphor or symbolism. The Narrator can either take the path that many others have already traveled on or he can be different, by taking the path that is rarely traveled upon. The road splitting is a metaphor for the choices we have to make in life. In particular, in line 6, he talks about thinking about taking one road, but then chooses another. This is a metaphor about thinking about your choices before making them. Nature is also used as a metaphor in the poem. In the beginning, he mentions the woods are yellow, which can conclude that the setting is in autumn. The autumn setting is used as a

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