The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost Essay

1313 Words Oct 18th, 2016 6 Pages
Which one should I choose? People always ask this question when they are making a decision. And there are infinite choices on the list in our life, such as should turn left or right when people drive, which college I should go to, choose a career field, or elect a President. Normally, people are likely to choose one that most common, which means the choice that the majority would like to choose. However, “The Road Not Taken” is a popular poem, which is written by Robert Frost who is an influential American writer during the twentieth century. The name of the poem is quoted universally even though some people do not know what the context of the poem is. For instance, “‘The Road Not Taken’ has been used in advertisements for Mentos, Nicorette, the multibillion-dollar insurance company AIG, and the job-search Web site Monster.com, which deployed the poem during Super Bowl XXXIV to great success” (Orr). The point of view of Frost 's poem is telling us that, sometimes, could choose the one that not too many people has chosen. Also, in rhetorical, Frost prefers to use word of choice, symbolic, and metaphor in his poem because he wants readers to have a deeply thinking about the theme of the poem.
Foster clearly shows the theme of the poem on the title: individualism, not rigid, reserved choice to go their own way, so as to be successful because of the fate is in people’s own hands. In an autumn morning, Foster is walking in the forest. He comes to a fork in the road and does not…

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