Robert Frost Speech

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Robert Frost was born in San Francisco on March 26, 1974. Frost, his mother Isabelle, and his sister Jeanie all eventually settled in New England [after the death of his father]. Ultimately, Frost ended up with lots of vocational experience. Alongside being an established poet and a writer, Frost had experience as a teacher, reporter, millworker, and farmer. However nothing is more synonymous with the name Robert Frost than his poem “The Road Not Taken” (O'Neill 12-15). “The Road Not Taken” is not only Robert Frost’s most recognizable work, but it is also one of the most distinguished poems ever constructed. Although the poem itself being quite simple, it is still open to varying interpretations. On the surface level, “The Road Not Taken” simply follows a traveler in the woods thats comes across two different pathways. He stops and ponders over his decision for a brief moment, and then finally settles upon taking the “less traveled” of the two. The poems theme of making choices in life is reinforced by Frost’s use of figures of speech, sound, and tone. Frost used figures of speech certainly…show more content…
Jennifer Bouchard comments, “he was thinking about a friend of his who had gone off to war and always regretted not choosing the other road. The real internal conflict for his friend, though, was that he knew if he did choose the other road, he would have been sorry he did not go off to help in World War I” (Literary Contexts in Poetry: Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken” 1). Frosts friends experience is interchangeable with the narrators. The narrator is saddened by the fact that he is incapable of taking both paths. Frost drew from his friends ordeal with making choices to produce a timeless piece of literature. Through Frost’s use of figures of speech, sound, and tone; he also inspired a countless number of people to march to the beat of a different drummer. And that has made all the
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