Journey; to some, it may be just be the vacation they took last summer. To me, however; a journey is more about mentality and coming of age. As one gets older, they learn to think for themselves, which is valuable for succeeding in life. Being able to have the right mindset encourages me to not give up when issues with school or dance arise. Each setback that I face is just another journey to travel through. The journey of believing you cannot do something to believing you can is crucial achieving your goals. Throughout high school english classes, students are taught about conflicts with man vs. self, man, society, nature. With these conflicts comes a journey the character must go through. I believe that a man vs. self conflict
He achieves this by making a summarizing statement about how people over 60 tend to reflect on life and the impact of their decisions. He shifts his focus to the overall significance of the piece when he declares, “Over 60 we are fascinated by the mystery of our life, why roads were taken and not taken, and our children encourage this as they develop a sense of family history” (98-101). Murray conveys to the audience that people over 60 often have the tendency to reflect on major events in their life and attempt to discover a reason for why they made they the life choices that they made. This allusion calls the Frost poem to mind without mentioning it explicitly. The author utilizes the rhetorical device to conclude his writing and synopsize its significance. “Road Not Taken” is a renowned poem by a famous American poet containing a message about life’s choices that is familiar to most people. Donald M. Murray uses the notoriety of the poem’s message to his advantage by alluding to it. In doing so, he emphasizes the similar message of his essay about how innocence causes blind decision making and the way in which people look back on those
There are many different types of poems that exist on devices and books. Many are happy, sad, dark, funny, etc. The purpose of these poems are to make people feel a certain way or to just relate to how they are feeling. The poem “Traveling through the Dark,” by William Stafford, alters people’s emotions by making them feel sad by the darkness of the poem. The author’s background influenced the poem, “Traveling through the Dark” and its motif of sadness. Stafford uses tone, word choice, and imagery to convey the themes of the dangers of the night, rural roads, and the death of animals and humans.
The concept of journey is a thematic element often used in literature. In Three Day Road the author, Joseph Boyden, uses the motif of journey to show transformation in the three main characters. As a part of this motif a character must go on a journey and face hardships in an attempt to reach their goal. This novel follows the main character, Xavier and his time at the front line in World War 1. The point of view switches between Xavier, who tells about his time at war with his deceased friend Elijah, and Niska, Xavier’s aunt and a windigo killer, who tells about her life and Xavier’s childhood. Xavier and Elijah were together at a residential school before Niska broke the two of them out and raised them on her own before they went off to serve in the war. The historical drama Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden explores both metaphorical and literal journeys and reveals how they heal and change people. The author uses these physical and metaphorical journeys to show the healing of Xavier’s addiction, the changes in Elijah’s character, Xavier’s psychological healing and Niska’s journey to understanding. These journeys help the reader to understand the transformation and healing process the characters go through.
We come to countless decisions in life, and there are issues we have to let chance take command. Robert Frost is greatly known for his realistic imageries and his illustration of the rural life. Explaining in his writing to help examine the complex philosophical topics like nature
Similar to the idea of making choices on what path to take for the future, is a poem called The Road Not Taken. This poem perfectly depicts imagery on how one chooses a path to take. One can either choose the worn down path, the path which majority will take, or they can
In the poem, “The Road Not Taken,” the short story, “The Reunion, and the novel, The Summer I Turned Pretty authors show how characters come of age through their own actions by making decisions and psychology or emotional revelations.
When reading the poems “The road not taken” by Robert Frost,and “O’Captain,My Captain” by Walt Whitman it is evident that both have a great deal of distinctions, as well as commonalities. The first poem,“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost is a symbolic story of a young man discovering his path in life.“The Road Not Taken” begins during Autumn, in the woods. The speaker,a young man, takes a stroll along a road. Eventually,he reaches a point in which the road diverges into two. Knowing that “way leads onto way”, it is not likely he will come back. The man must make an important decision regarding which path he will pursue. The speaker, on an impulse, decides to be daring, and take the road less traveled upon. He possibly chose the less taken road, frightened by the idea of missing out on something significant. However, the author predicts that he took the wrong path. In his opinion, he will regret his choices further down the road. He says he shall be telling his story with a sigh once the time is right. The path would negatively impact his future.
During a poetry unit, many high school students have read the words, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood.” These are the opening lines to “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, a famous poem included in his collection Mountain Interval. The poem starts with the narrator walking in the woods and seeing two roads split from each other. He has to decide which road to take since this decision will forever shape him as a person. The speaker must recognize what can be gained and lost by each individual road and the choice to follow it. Throughout this poem, Robert Frost uses extended metaphors to convey that every human has a path that causes them to constantly make choices that will continue to shape their lives.
“Life is about choices. Some we regret, some we are proud of. Some will haunt us forever. The message: we are what we choose to be.” -Graham Brown. Two poems, “Choices” by Nikki Giovanni and “Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, is about facing decisions they must overcome. After lots of error and thought, they come to an impactful conclusion. Both narrators’ reflections on choices demonstrates how they are tricky to make but result in confidence and a further understanding, however, in contrast each are facing different types of decisions and outcomes;similarities are emphasized when both make their choice and learn from the experience, differences are shown through the perspective of each narrator’s situation.
The poem that everyone can relate to in some way is “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. This poem has many hidden meanings to it and make it easily relateable for others. The song that related best to the poem is the song “My Way” by Frank Sinatra. Everyone can relate to both “My Way” and “The Road Not Taken” there are a lot of lines and lyrics that make others wonder what would of happened in their lives if they had traveled down a different road. Many times there are different roads that have the opportunity to be traveled down but never do but what would happen if they did get traveled down.
The poem ‘The Road Not Taken’ by Robert Frost was about a decision. Two inviting roads existed in front of the speaker, but he could only choose one to travel in the rest of his life. No one knew which road was better or what’s waiting for him in the future, there seemed plenty of imaginary spaces left to the audiences. However, instead of focused on the importance of his finally choice: the road taken, more attentions was given to the given up choice: the road not taken. The writer’s opinion was explicitly showed in the title ‘The Road Not Taken’; which meant from the very beginning it was a poem about lost, not gain.
The poem The Road Not Taken has been misinterpreted in many ways. For started the poem is about a person whom was walking down a yellow brick road. While the person is walking down the road he or she notice a split between the road leading through two different path. The person decided to make a choice by looking as far as he or she could through both road and chooses the one that was less traveled by. Although the poem see pretty easy to read it wasn 't as easy to figure out what Mr. frost was expressing when writting The Road Not Taken. Even famous English writers could not figure out what Mr. Frost meant about his poem. Many say that, perhaps the poem is to be diverse, to fit in those who lives seems to inspire. But the we have a group that
The poem, “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost states that in life we come upon many decisions, and there are points where we have to let fate take the lead. “The Road Not Taken” uses two paths as a symbol of a life decision. To understand this poem you have to have understanding of life’s meaning. The author helps us better understand the message by his use of tone and literary devices such as metaphors and symbolism. In this poem we come to realize that life is a combination of decisions and fate. The two paths symbolize the life of the traveler and all his life decisions. This poem expresses life, because in life, there are important decisions that in some instances can make a really big change, sometimes it’s hard to find your way out of something, and there are many possible ways you can do it.
The scientific study of the mind of a persona provides readers with a new key to the understanding of character. There are those who say that critics using the psychoanalytic approach treat literature somewhat like information about purchasers in therapy. Actually, I tend to believe that psychological approach is the best method for analyzing "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost. I have tried to examine, what are the obvious and hidden motives that cause character 's behavior and speech? How purposeful is this information with regard to the character 's psychological condition? What is important in analyzing and understanding the character?