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Dead Poets' Society: The Road Not Taken

By: Mozelle, Evan, Janbert, and Brendan
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Mozelle Espiritu

on 21 September 2013

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Transcript of Dead Poets' Society: The Road Not Taken

Dead Poets' Society: The Road Not Taken
By: Robert Frost Theme: The theme of a written piece is the main idea of a text, expressed directly or indirectly.
The theme of this poem is that everyone can choose where their life goes, and that it is alright to choose the different path, not just to be different but to stay unique and be yourself.
We know this because in one of the lines, it says, “ Two roads diverged in a wood, and I I took one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference.” These lines tell us that choosing the different path, choosing to be yourself, and choosing to be unique can make the difference in your life as a person, even if others may think that it is weird or unpopular. Imagery: Vivid descriptive language that appeals to one or more of the senses.
“ And I looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth.” This line paints a picture in our head, of the very long path ahead of this man.
“ Two roads diverged in a yellow wood.” This line describes an image of a road branching of into two different roads.
“ And both that morning equally lay in leaves no step had trodden black.” This line paints us a picture of the poem’s setting. Personification: A figure of speech in which an inanimate object or abstraction is given human qualities or abilities.
“ Because it was grassy and wanted wear.” This line gives a human quality to the road, and roads do not have the ability to desire. Metaphor: A comparison of 2 unlikely words without using the words like or as rather stating that something is something else.
“ I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.” This line compares the roads to choices or decisions without using like or as. We found that this poem was very significant to the movie. We believe that this poem was chosen for the movie because it interprets what the movie is all about. During the movie, each of the characters was faced with a decision where there were two choices; they could do the same as everybody else or be bold and new.EX: When everyone had signed the paper, Todd had the choice of doing the same as his companions or being different. He signed the paper at a cause of pressure from his parents but in the end he realized he needed to stand up for what he thought was right, he had to take the road less traveled by and had to lead his companions with him. Another reason why the poem resembles the movie is that the school they go to is very traditional. Everything is one-sided, boring and strict. That has a significance to the poem because Robert Frost chose for the traveler to take the road that everyone had traveled by (like in the beginning and middle parts of the movie) but nearing the end, the boys broke out of that rhythm and took a new path (as did the traveler in the poem). We think that the theme of the poem, “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost is that everyone can choose where their life goes, and that it is alright to choose the different path, not just to be different but to stay unique and be yourself. The author is trying to tell us that being different and being confident with yourself can be a good way to lead your life.
In the poem it says, “ Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both.” This tells us that in life, we have a choice. We can choose where are life is headed, but the path that we choose might not be completely smooth, and may have bumps along the way. It also says, “ Two roads diverged in a wood, and I I took one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.” These lines tell us that choosing the different path, choosing to be yourself, and choosing to be unique can make the difference in your life as a person, even if others may think that it is weird or unpopular. Therefore the author’s message in this poem is that we should choose our path of life by trusting what is unique about ourselves, and choose the different path, instead of thinking what others may be thinking, and taking the same path as everyone else. Divegred: To move, lie, or extend in different directions from a common point; branch off.
Hence: As an inference from this fact; for this reason; therefore.
Trodden: To step or walk on, about, in, or along. Undergrowth: Low-lying vegetation or small trees growing beneath larger trees; underbrush. 1.DEFINITIONS Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down 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 that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if 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. 2.The Theme Of Our Poem 3. POETIC DEVICES 4. How Our Poem Ties In With The Movie By: Mozelle Espiritu Brendan Murphy Janbert Huang Evan Bates THANKS FOR WATCHING!! :D
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