The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost Essays

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Robert Frost’s catalog of poetry by all means contains some of the most noteworthy works that have ever been created. “The Road Not Taken” is no exception to this statement. You could ask many people who have the most dismal knowledge when it comes to poetry about Robert Frost and more than likely the first work that will come out of their mouth is “The Road Not Taken”. You may ask yourself, “Why, among Robert Frost’s massive catalog of incredible works of poetry such as “After Apple-Picking” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, is “The Road Not Taken” the work that is most recognizable to most people?” Many could come up with various assumptions to why this is the case. For example, maybe it is because it is read to you when you are in high school or that it is just one of the better works that Robert Frost has created. One of these may be the answer, but I would rather like to take a look at various features that may be the reason that this poem stands out from other works of poetry, such as the setting, symbolism, and word choice. The setting of the poem is one of the most quintessential pieces of the puzzle when it comes to figuring out the meaning behind “The Road Not Taken”. The poem takes place in some yellow woods where fall is in full swing (l. 1). This means that the leaves are falling and trees are changing colors. One of the first things that are narrator points out seeing are these 2 roads, one being either dirt or gravel and the other being grassy,…

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