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    While reading The Road Not Taken, I was able to grasp the author's intentions. I was able to compare this poem with the decisions we all have to make in life.Wr are often worried or concerned abut a decision we made. We often wonder if we have made the right decisions, and this can make us feel overwhelmed. I believe Robert Frost has interpreted most of the decisions we make in life into this poem of a man choosing which path to take in a "yellow wood". We have to make decisions about our life every day. Even if it is to simply go exercise today or not. We often think about the choices that we make and think what would the outcome be if we would have made another choice. We are humans and we will be faced with many choices throughout our lives, and this will often cause us to regret some of the choices that we already made. We may even wonder what would have happened if we had chosen to do something different. We often complete many tasks with a sense of relief, a "sigh" perhaps, that the choice we made turned out to be a great choice. Although a lot of people may not look into the sacrifice of decision-making the way Robert Frost did, it is a very different way to understand "a path less traveled by". The first part of the poem the author introduces the readers to the decisions we have to make. Two roads diverged in a yellow wood" signifies to me that the result of his decision would arise from the same origin to which in our own…

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    Instead of speaking, he pulled out a pen and paper and began to draw a large greater than sign. When he finished drawing, he said “This symbol represents the two different paths you can take in life. One of the roads will lead to success and the other will lead to failure. The farther you go down one road the harder it is to get back onto the other”. When I was just 14 years old I received a talk from my father that will forever pop into my head when I have a decision to make. I knew my father…

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    Road Not Taken Archetypes

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    One of the best poems that effectively represent poetic elements, is the poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. This poem might be a contradiction to many readers, but the whole point of this poem is to represent an archetypal dilemma based on life archetypes. The main big picture in this poem is that the speaker/hero is in the middle of the woods and he sees two diverging roads leading to different pathways. The speaker is confused to which road to choose, somehow, he chose one pathway and…

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    The Road Not Taken

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    Robert Frost is the author and speaker of the poem “The Road Not Taken”. Robert Frost is an American poet who was born in San Francisco. “The Road Not Taken” is one of the most popular poems written by Robert Frost. It consists of four stanzas and each stanza contains five lines. This poem uses much of symbolism. The author which is Robert Frost, must choose between two paths in the wood but is having trouble deciding which one he should take. He also reveals many emotions such as regret,…

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    Comparative Essay Following your path is a good thing but there are negatives and positives that go along with making your own decisions. In both “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost and “Experience” by Dorothy Livesay the poets use metaphor and point of view to communicate their difficult experiences when dealing with finding their way in life, however Frost and Livesay had two different experiences when dealing with finding their way in life, which is shown in their poems. Both poets used…

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    The poem “Her Kind,” written by Anne Sexton, is like a walk down the speaker’s memory lane; a dark and twisted memory lane. Anne Sexton, an American poet, was born in Newton, Massachusetts in 1938 and at a point in her life she suffered from a mental breakdown; and eventually committed suicide (815). Sexton’s poem is written about the speaker’s past self and experiences; we could assume that the speaker of the poem is actually her. The speaker is reminiscing on many of the things that she has…

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    As we grow older you run into many decisions that affect the outcome of your life. Sometimes you get stuck choosing between your friends and your future. The poem, "The Road Not Taken," by Robert Frost, tells the reader about how there are two "roads" to go down, the way everyone else is going, or going the opposite way to help better you. In my life I have made many choices that have affected me. Many of my choices are based upon my future rather than friends, because honestly you never know…

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    The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost is a short poem about a character who encounters with two roads that diverged in a yellow wood, and he has to choose which road to go. For the narrator it is impossible to see what lies ahead, he examines booth roads accurately and thinks that one road is less worn by passers that another. However, he realizes that both roads are likely equally traveled and complains that he will probably never return to take the other path. Moreover, the narrator thinks of…

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    In the poem “The Road Not Taken”, Robert Frost describes an individual's struggle to make a choice between what is expected and what is different. Through Frost’s use of a strict, yet sometimes wavering meter along with an ABAAB rhyme scheme, the use of imagery and metaphors, and the contradiction Frost makes in the last stanza, he is able to portray the difficulty in making decisions and the outcome of those choices. The meter of the poem would be considered to be iambic tetrameter, yet lines…

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    1. Pointing words like this and that are used in text to point to a thought or refer back to a previous thought that was already stated. Its a way to connect parts of your argument by using pointing words such as "this and that". The pointing word "that" is used in the first paragraph when he says "the machines that keep us alive, and the machines that make the machines, are all directly or indirectly dependent upon coal". He uses "that" to state a idea he`s about to make and connect both the…

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