Road Not Taken Literary Devices

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Choices That Could Change Life
In the poem, “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, the theme is about how choices we make affect the life we lead. When we come towards a split road, both paths are different and choosing one will play out differently in the end in our lives. We can look back and ask each other what would happen if we chose differently, but each choice that we make affects where we're going, what were doing, and how we continue our lives. Frost’s use of the literary devices irony and metaphor together are used to show the reader an understanding of learning.
Throughout the poem “The Road Not Taken”, there are many literary devices used in the poem to show the reader a deeper level of understanding. One literary device is irony. One example that shows irony is, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- / I took the one less traveled by,”(lines 18-19). This is ironic because it is talking about choosing which road to take and choosing the right choice in life to
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There are many devices that are used including metaphor. One example of a metaphor that Frost uses in his poem is, “And looked down one as far as I could- / To where it bent in the undergrowth”(lines 4-5). This shows a metaphorical statement because it is telling us that the speaker is speaking into the future, for an example, we can only see a path in the woods for so far. We can also only see the consequences of our decisions for a short while into our future. Another example of a metaphor is, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood / And sorry I could not travel both”(lines 1-2). This is an example of a metaphor because this is showing that the narrator could not travel both because he has to pick a discussion and that decision could affect his future. While there are many literary devices used throughout the poem including irony, there is also a literary device used called a
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