Poetry is a universal form of art. People belonging to different cultures have their own forms of expressing poetry. Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken,” and Gary Soto’s “Saturday at the Canal,” demonstrate two of the many styles of poetry. Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” symbolizes an individual’s decisions. The factors leading up to that decision, as well as the consequences that follow, are always unknown, as elaborated in the poem.
In the poem, “The Road Not Taken,” the short story, “The Reunion, and the novel, The Summer I Turned Pretty authors show how characters come of age through their own actions by making decisions and psychology or emotional revelations. In the poem “the Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, the main character has to decipher two roads. The two roads have different outcomes, eventually chooses the harder path and resulted his/her best decision. The narrator sees a fork in the road.
In the poem, “The Road Not Taken,” Robert Frost uses beautifully crafted metaphors, imagery, and tone to convey a theme that all people are presented with choices in life, some of which are life-altering, so one should heavily way the options in order to make the best choices possible. Frost uses metaphors to develop the theme that life 's journey sometimes presents difficult choices, and the future is many times determined by these choices. Throughout the poem, Frost uses these metaphors to illustrate life 's path and the fork in the road to represent an opportunity to make a choice. One of the most salient metaphors in the poem is the fork in the road. Frost describes the split as, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both (“The Road Not Taken,” lines 1-2).
There will come a time in every person’s life where he has to make a decision that could alter his life forever. In fact, this exact situation may occur multiple times in his existence. In trying to make the right choices, a person might weigh both options and take into account all the possible effects and arguments for each. For example, when he was growing up, Robert Frost would take strolls with his friend, Edward Thomas, who would constantly face the struggle of choosing the right path and would always worry about whether he made the right decision. In his poem, “The Road Not Taken,” Frost portrays this relatable clash of choices.
The poem, “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost states that in life we come upon many decisions, and there are points where we have to let fate take the lead. “The Road Not Taken” uses two paths as a symbol of a life decision. To understand this poem you have to have understanding of life’s meaning. The author helps us better understand the message by his use of tone and literary devices such as metaphors and symbolism. In this poem we come to realize that life is a combination of decisions and fate.
During a poetry unit, many high school students have read the words, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood.” These are the opening lines to “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, a famous poem included in his collection Mountain Interval. The poem starts with the narrator walking in the woods and seeing two roads split from each other. He has to decide which road to take since this decision will forever shape him as a person. The speaker must recognize what can be gained and lost by each individual road and the choice to follow it.
When reading the poems “The road not taken” by Robert Frost,and “O’Captain,My Captain” by Walt Whitman it is evident that both have a great deal of distinctions, as well as commonalities. The first poem,“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost is a symbolic story of a young man discovering his path in life. “The Road Not Taken” begins during Autumn, in the woods. The speaker,a young man, takes a stroll along a road. Eventually,he reaches a point in which the road diverges into two.
The text tells me he is missing out on the other road because it says, “Yet knowing how way leads on to way” (Frost 57). Also it shows that it has impacted his life when it says, “I took the one less traveled, and that has made all the difference” (Frost 57). This tells me that he does not know what it is like on the other road, so he feels like he is missing out on the road he did not take. Since he only experienced one road, it has made a difference in his
An article called; What give Robert Frost 's "The Road Not Taken" It 's power? Brake down the poem from stanza to stanza giving you all the key point to Mr. frost point of view in the road not taken. The article states that for the stanza where Mr. frost speaks about the Road he took that was less traveled and how that road made all the difference" is actually speaking in reference to the North Of Boston as an apparent Declaration of Independence against cosmopolitanism, society and the option of other. The poem is unique in its own way not unique as in one of a kind but unique as in having different meaning to want the poet would like for the readers to
The poem ‘The Road Not Taken’ by Robert Frost was about a decision. Two inviting roads existed in front of the speaker, but he could only choose one to travel in the rest of his life. No one knew which road was better or what’s waiting for him in the future, there seemed plenty of imaginary spaces left to the audiences. However, instead of focused on the importance of his finally choice: the road taken, more attentions was given to the given up choice: the road not taken. The writer’s opinion was explicitly showed in the title ‘The Road Not Taken’; which meant from the very beginning it was a poem about lost, not gain.
Brown. Two poems, “Choices” by Nikki Giovanni and “Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, is about facing decisions they must overcome. After lots of error and thought, they come to an impactful conclusion. Both narrators’ reflections on choices demonstrates how they are tricky to make but result in confidence and a further understanding, however, in contrast each are facing different types of decisions and outcomes;similarities are emphasized when both make their choice and learn from the experience, differences are shown through the perspective of each narrator’s situation. Both poems, “Choices” and “There
In these poems he is focused on putting his opinions out into the world, similarly to Dickenson, by talking in first person and expressing how he feels about certain things like the birch trees and about which road he should take. He puts a lot of emphases on nature, searching for something, reflecting on past experiences, and building central metaphors. Like any poet, Frost uses many metaphors, similes, alteration, opinions, emotive language, and occasional facts that he notices. In many cases it seems as if a whole poem by Frost is a metaphor, like in “The Road Not Taken” which is a metaphor for the decisions people make during their life time. Another example is the poem “Stopping by Woods”, where the whole poem is basically a metaphor for slowing down and enjoying life in the
And that has made all the difference.″ these are not only the poem 's best – admitted lines, but the ones that gain what most readers take to be its central image: a lonely path that we take at tremendos risk, possibly for great reward. So lucid is that image that many readers simply conclude that the poem is called ″The Road Less Traveled″ are extremely typical, and even accomplished critics routinely refer to the poem by its most famous line. But David Orr argues, the road not taken, of course, is the road one did not take – which means that the title
Soto Mayor and Robert Frost’s stories both have things in common and thing different. In both stories both have to make decisions. In the story “My Beloved World” Soto Mayor has to choose a job but it was hard because of her diabetic, it stopped her from being what she wanted to be so she had a very hard decision to make. In the stories “The Road Not Taken” The narrator has to pick which road to take and this poem shows that he has a hard time choosing which to take.
SotoMayor and Robert Frost’s stories both have things in common and thing different. In both stories both have to make decisions. In the story “My Beloved World” SotoMayor has to choose a job but it was hard because of her diabetic, it stopped her from being what she wanted to be so she had a very hard decision to make. In the stories “The Road Not Taken” The narrator has to pick which road to take and this poem shows that he has a hard time choosing which to take.