Essay on The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

825 Words Jan 20th, 2016 4 Pages
Throughout my experiences in schooling, I developed a thorough love of different styles of literature, particularly poetry. To the masses, Edgar Allan Poe and Robert Frost only share titles, but the two poets share many similarities within their writing. Personally, I experienced pieces from both authors throughout my schooling experience. I admired Robert Frost’s poem, The Road Not Taken, from a young age, and that particular poem has captured my heart since the first read. The Raven, became one of my favorite poems further down my schooling career, with its clear ominous tone that symbolizes much of Poe’s writing. Frost and Poe may not seem similar, aside from the section their books reside within a library, but their work resembles each other’s quite well. I believe that Frost serves as a better introduction to poetry due to his more easily relatable themes, his more familiar background lends itself to universal themes, and modern language. The majority of Robert Frost’s poetry features a down-home, country, naturalistic tone, but he reached for the dark, sinister tone, that is reminiscent of Poe, in the poem, “The Witch of Coos.” Poe, on the other hand, regularly shows his dark side throughout the majority of his poems such as, “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Although both poet’s tones reach for the sinister from time to time, they both aim for evoking human emotion. Frost emulates a serene, down-home, relaxed tone, whereas Poe evokes a response of fear with an eerie feel to the…

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