How Does Robert Frost Use Metaphors In The Road Not Taken

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Robert Frost was an American poet who lived from 1874 to 1963. He won four Pulitzer Prizes poetry, and some of his works are “The Road Not Taken” and “Fire and Ice.” Frost wrote his poetry on New England life that the common man would be able to relate to. In the poem “The Road Not Taken,” Robert Frost uses imagery and metaphors to generate the idea of figurative roads associating with nature. Robert Frost uses imagery to discuss the nature and the setting throughout the entire poem. The use of imagery in the poem is to describe the sounds that the narrator hears, but mostly it is used to explain the visuals that he sees. Robert Frost writes, “Because it was grassy and wanted wear;/ Though as for that the passing there/ Had worn them really about the same,”(8-10) which describes the road is grassy and worn out. The imagery plays a big role in the poem because it describes the forest and the path. So without it,…show more content…
In line one, the narrator says that there is a road splitting in the woods which is a metaphor for choices that he has to make later in the poem. Then, there is a description of the road which is a metaphor for the future. This metaphor stands for how the narrator can only see the path in the woods for so far, just like how the consequences of decisions can be seen later in the future. The narrator spends a long time looking down one path so when he gets to the fork in the road, he chooses the other which is a metaphor of sudden decisions. If you think about a certain idea for a long time, you might suddenly find yourself doing something else. You might not know why you made this choice, except for the fact that you thought it would make you happier. This relates to the narrator because he was taking the same path for so long. Once he had a chance to make a decision and change paths, he did because he believed that it would make him happier in the long

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