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The Road not taken

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John Ryan

on 5 February 2014

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Transcript of The Road not taken

The Road not taken
Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by......
How do people connect with or relate to this poem in their lives?
How I relate to this poem in my life is on occasion others will do something that I don't think is right and its sometimes hard to choose the right path. Other times I will choose the wrong path and I have to go back to the the fork in the road.

what is the feeling/ mood/emotion of this poem?
This poem is somewhat optimistic and uplifting. This poem is optimistic and uplifting because it is about a traveler trying to decide which road to take who realizes that he can make his own choices. Though this poem could also be very sad (at the beginning). This could be possible because the traveler could have taken the wrong road because other people did and ending up feeling bad because of a bad decision.
What do people like about this poem?
What I like about this poem is that it is full of figurative language which makes the road not taken more intresting. There is so much imagery I can easily picture the yellow wood.
I also like the message the poem gives. It makes you think.
What is one example of figurative language that works in the poem?
One example of how symbolism works in the poem is th line- two roads diverged in a yellow wood-. The two roads symbolize choices and decisions in life.
What kind of figurative language is in this poem?
There is much figurative language in this poem. There is alliteration, symbol, imagery and metaphor present in this poem. For example
ear (alliteration) or Yellow wood (Imagery). There is symbolism in this poem because two roads/paths could symbolize a choice or decision. In fact the entire poem is a metaphor. The entire poem is a metaphor because throughout this poem Robert Frost was comparing two choices to two roads without using like or as.
What is the meaning of this poem?
This poem is about choices in life. The poem is telling the reader that when people are making a certain choice(that is wrong) it doesn't mean you have to mke the same choice. Robert Frost is explaining through this poem that everyone chooses their own path.
Is there rhyme in this poem?
The Road not taken
Two Roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both,
And be one traveler, long I stood
And lookeddown each one as far as I could
To where it bent in the 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 the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that mourning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on the way,
I doubted I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
What is the title and who is the author of this amazing poem?
The name of this poem-obviously- is the road not taken. It was written by Robert Frost in 1916.
Yes, there is end rhyme in this poem. This poem also follows a pattern. It is a A,B,A,A,B pattern for example:

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both,
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down each one as long I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
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