The Road Not Taken And Dessert Places By Robert Frost Essay

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Robert Frost, American poet, and four-time Pulitzer Prize winner, is highly regarded for his portrayal of rural New England life through the use of common language. As one of the more modern poets, he connected with his readers through relevant situations and social problems that the everyday 18th and 19th century man could relate to. These aspects make his poems still resonate with readers even in today’s changing world. Although Frost’s writing style is not as complex as some poets, his poems do not blatantly disclose the meaning and purpose, but rather invite the reader to ponder and develop their unique understanding and interpretation of the world he creates. Robert Frost discusses journeys through nature that lead to uncertainty, fear, isolation, and self-discovery in “The Road Not Taken” and “Dessert Places” by incorporating both structural and contextual components. Although the poems bear some differences in theme and meaning, they both discuss aspects of life and nature through the use of many literary devices such as: metaphor, diction, and repetition.
“The Road Not Taken” is perhaps one of Frost’s most well known poems, as many readers find it interesting and relatable. Throughout his poem Frost uses many techniques to discuss life choices, self-discovery through nature, and fear. The poem begins with a traveler or wanderer in the woods who has come across two roads. As it is evident that the speaker cannot walk down two paths at once, he is faced with a…

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