Robert Frost The Road Not Taken Response

Decent Essays
Noof Ahmed
Ms. Messer
Honors ENG11C
October 15, 2017
“The Road Not Taken” By Robert Frost Robert frost is a male writer who wrote “The Road Not Taken”. He was from America, born in San Francisco, California. He was the only American writer in his time. His passion in high school was writing .Robert was an intelligent guy. For collage he was studying in Harvard University but then dropped out, to help his mother in things like teaching. After collage he moved to England where he wrote most of his poetry there. Robert mostly wrote about sadness or events that occurred in his life like the loss of his wife, sister and his four children, which was the reason which made him wanting to commit suicide for many times .His poems also usually
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The theme of this poem is the poet thinking of what may happen if he took the other road will it be better or if he made the wrong decision going to the road he went to. The theme is him thinking of the many things that came into his head. This poem mainly talks about making good and bad decisions and how they reflect. In the first sentence of his poem “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood” (Frost), is an imagery, here he talks about two decisions which are the two roads in the yellow wood. Then he says that he is sorry that he couldn’t travel both it seems that the poet wanted to travel both but he only can choose one as he is just one person and cannot be split into two. He looked at the road to the furthest to see which road had a straight and wonderful road to go throw and not a dark and scary road. He is trying to make a good decision in which road he will …show more content…
The poet was confused and didn’t know which road to choose, he finally made a decision and went on the other road hoping that it’s better and safer, as he said “Then took the other, as just as fair”(Frost). This is a simile. The poet judged the road on what he saw as he said “because it was grassy and wanted wear” (Frost). The whole sentence is personification because he describes the grass as something that is so beautiful that you definitely want to wear which is personification because grass desires something. “Wanted Wear” (Frost), is alliteration the repeat of the W makes it alliteration. The poet can’t make his mind as he changed his mind again and said that both roads are the same in nature and beauty none of them were scary or dark. In the third stanza he still thinks that both roads are equal. He found out that nobody passed through the road from the morning and it seems that he is the first to pass through this as he said “In leaves no step had trodden black” (Frost).This is an imagery because he shaped the scene for the reader he described it as the leaves had not been touch which makes him the first to walk in this road that day and the leaves still haven’t turned black or been crushed by stepping on

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