The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

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Robert Frost's poem “The Road Not Taken” describes a traveler facing a choice, he can either choose the road not taken, or he can choose the road most traveled by. He does not know where either road might lead, but in order to continue with his journey, he can pick only one road. He analyses both roads for the possibilities of where each may take him in his journey. Frost's traveler realizes that regret is inevitable. Regardless of his choice, he knows that he will miss the experiences he might have encountered on the road not taken. Frost, uses literary elements, such as Denotation and Connotation, Symbolism, alliteration, consonance, and assonance in order to convey massage. One very effective method alike from Shakespeare, that Frost uses, is Denotation and Connotation, which in conjunction with symbolism give the poem richness and color. Symbolism is used, when the author wants to suggest a certain mood, rather than blasting it out, the author hints the readers throughout symbols.Denotation is what the dictionary says a word means, and connotation, is what a word can make you think of. For example, the denotation of the word “Road” is: A long, narrow stretch with a smoothened or paved surface, made for traveling by motor vehicle or carriage. While the connotation of this word, is what you choose to do with your life, are you going to choose the path everybody takes, or are you going to forge your own path in life. So rather than just telling us that the two roads

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