Robert Frost The Road Not Taken Analysis Essay

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“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost shows the reader how the choices he/she makes have consequences, so making choices can be tough. Also, relating a poem to a real world problem creates a sense of connection between the reader and the poem. The setting is in the woods in the fall. The woods will typically be quiet and serene, the ideal place for decision making. The setting also helps to show the symbolism of two paths. When a writer is descriptive when discussing the setting, it can create a visual image in the reader’s mind. The rhyme scheme Frost uses is a ABAAB CDCCD EFEEF GHGGH. Using a rhyme scheme will also make the lines memorable and more interesting. Frost uses pathos when appealing to the reader’s feelings because most every reader…show more content…
“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood” (line1). Creating a picture in the reader’s mind will also appeal to his/her feelings if he/she is a visual person. Also, a strong writer can help readers to visualize the text they are reading. “And looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth” (4-5). Frost uses excellent imagery in these two lines, making the reader visualize staring down the path before making the decision. These two statements can trigger a reflection period in the reader to when he/she made a decision. However, the sense of curiosity is also created because the reader is curious about what might be down the paths. “Because it was grassy and wanted wear, though as for that the passing there had worn them really about the same” (8-10), lets the reader visualizes the condition of the two paths. The two paths appear to be equally traveled upon. Imagery can enhance the work, so the reader can better connect with it. Frost refutes his earlier claim that one path is more worn down than the other by saying “And both that morning equally lay in leaves no step had trodden black” (11-12). Writer’s should not refute statements that make because it can confuse the reader. He uses imagery to show that the paths are
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