Journey In Poetry Essay

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Comparative Question :

* Plan / think before writing.
* Do it on an A4 page, put your name in it and hand it up for Tuesday the 17th of October.

Q :

- The theme of journey in poetry can also be used as a metaphor for life choices or the loss of innocence and youth. Using two poems that you have studied discuss the above. ( 30 marks ) ( 6 paragraphs ).

I personally agree with the above statement. I strongly think that the theme of journey can also be used as a metaphor for life choices or the loss of innocence and that metaphor is an extremely vital vessel of poetry. My comparison, will be targeting three main points, including how the theme of journey firstly impacts and links in with life choices, secondly
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In poem A, The Road Not Taken, the use of enjambment, is important, because in my opinion, it has a subtle yet profound effect on the poem. Enjambment is essentially the use of run-on-lines, to achieve a certain goal. In my opinion Frost uses run-on-lines in The Road Not Taken, to expand on the theme of journey, the endless possibilities of journey itself, and finally to increase the tempo of the poem, which increases the level of excitement and adrenaline. I believe that he was trying to emphasise the point that, the journey of life, never comes to an end, but continuous on an endless loop. Examples of such enjambment can be seen throughout the poem, including the following, " Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both, and be one traveler " , this quote, reinforces my opinions and thoughts on the endless possibilities spoken by the poet. Secondly the poet writes, " Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back ". As I see it, in this quote, the use of run-on-lines, also adds feelings, of excitement and the rush of adrenaline , as the poet feels that he possibly will not be able to return to the road not taken, yet still rather confidently chooses one, with if I could guess, butterflies in his
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