Extended Metaphors In The Road Not Taken

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An Extended Metaphor is a comparison between two unlike things. Robert Frost uses this term thru ought his poems to give his literal poems more profound meanings. In some of his most popular poems “The Road Not Taken” and “Mending Wall” Frost uses extended metaphors to convey the main idea. In “The Road Not Taken” the roads are metaphors for choices, the speaker first comes upon two roads “diverged in a yellow wood” (frost 1) and he must decide on which to take. The speaker literally comes across two roads during his journey and must decide between the two. Metaphorically, however, the roads exabit life choices he must make. As the poem continues, the speaker finally designates the second path, “yet, knowing how way leads to way,
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