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The Road Not Taken - Robert Frost
Transcript of The Road Not Taken - Robert Frost
_____ sorry I could not travel both
_____ be one traveler, long I stood
_____ looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the _______________; yellow wood And And And undergrowth Then took the other, as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden .
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back. black I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere _______________ hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood and ____
__ took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. ages and ages I - I Biography Imagery
yellow wood = autumn (change of seasons, not just literally)
time to make decisions Repetition
Narrator is taking different things into consideration
"And" prolongs the sentence - he is taking a long time to decide Metaphor
Undergrowth = Future
Cannot see where it is going/the outcome Foreshadowing
Event is yet to come (in future) Flashback
Narrator is remembering the choices he made in the past Repetition
Emphasizes the narrator's pride in his past decisions Born March 26, 1874, San Francisco.
Won the Pulitzer Prize four times!!
Attended Dartmouth; and later Harvard.
Had a strong fondness for nature.
Married Elinor White in 1895!!
Together they had six children.
Many of his close family succumbed to eternal sleep at untimely times. Robert Lee Frost Died January 29th, 1963, Boston Massachusetts.
He was 89 years old....... The Frost family tried their hand at poultry farming in the 1900's...... Bibliography http://www.ketzle.com/frost/frostbio.htm http://www.online-literature.com/frost/ Themes Choices Poem is a metaphor for decisions in life "And be one traveler, long I stood" Change "Yellow wood" --> autumn (change of season) - time to make decisions "And that has made all the difference"