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    The Road Not Taken

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    Throughout life people have to make many choices, they have to pick one path over another. In his poem “The Road Not Taken” Robert Frost uses the symbol of the road to show the importance of breaking away from social norms. He uses the two roads to show the paths that society often pushes at people. One is following where others have gone before, the other is to take your own road, where fewer people have gone. In the beginning of the poem Frost writes “And having perhaps the better claim, /Because it was grassy and wanted wear” (lines 7 & 8). This quote Frost discusses the appeal to following a path that is not necessarily supported by society. He says that the road had “the better claim” (7) because less people have walked that way. In…

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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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    The Road by Cormac McCarthy is a post apocalyptic story about a father and son’s journey to the south. It is set in mid 20th century America. The desolate land is covered by a thick layer of ashy clouds, causing the temperature to drop. At the start, we find the Father and Son sleeping in a wooded area. They begin their journey on the ash covered road. The pair walks with their cart and sacks for miles upon miles. Stopping only for short nights of sleep or to scavenge for food. Their goal is…

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    The Fire In The Road

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    Throughout the entire novel, “carrying the fire” has been a significant term that is used by the man and the boy. The importance of carrying the fire is referred to as the ‘good guys’, as the man and the boy encounter few people in the novel. However, the boy finds it hard to determine whether they are the good guys who carry the fire or the bad guys. Which is why the man shows his son how to carry the fire with him. Later on, when the father dies, it is up to the boy to continue carrying…

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    The Road Not Taken

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    the same. Without knowing what the future holds, you are forced to choose a path. That is the main idea behind the poem I chose to write about. Some might interpret Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” as a message to stand out from the crowd and take the roads less traveled by. However, upon further analysis of the voice and symbols, the theme is closer to that of a future reflection on a past decision that, while equal at the time of choosing, looks much different in retrospect and it is…

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    The Road Not Taken

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    Robert Frost’s 1915 poem, “The Road Not Taken,” Frost appears to be thinking that about the life choices pending a decision regarding which road to talk. Though this poem is known to be written by Frost in one of his vacant moods, the frame of mind of Frost is difficult to measure. Frost was right in analyzing his inner world when he wrote, “I’m never more serious than when joking” (Robinson, 2016). As such, literary critic and scholar David Orr (2016) is right when he articulates that readers…

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    The Road Not Taken

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    The poem, “The Road Not Taken,” by Robert Frost, delineates that the decisions which an individual makes in their life can have substantial effects on their future, despite the fact that they may not realize it. This idea is essentially illustrated as the speaker is initially faced with a dilemma: there is a fork in the road, although he can only embark on one path. The poem is essentially an extended metaphor about how any decision that a person makes during a present moment will determine…

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    The Road Not Taken

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    Stitching the Story The average adult makes about 35,000 conscious decisions in a day. The majority are rather simple, but a handful of these will make a lasting impact in our life or in someone else's. “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost is a poem that articulates the concept of decision making. Because decision making is such a run-of-the-mill task, it can often be related to various pieces of literature. For example, the short story Everyday Use by Alice Walker, Mama, a rough and big boned…

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    What was the last decision you made? Do you wonder what might have happened if you chose differently? This is the same feeling Robert Frost wrote his famous poem The Road Not Taken about. The poem is about reflecting upon and fretting over a past decision, a decision you may feel you chose poorly or picked the wrong option. This feeling happens so commonly, everyone has experienced it at some point, and on different levels of intensity. It can happen when you think maybe the chocolate ice cream…

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    Symbolism In The Road

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    In The Road is a quote that reads “No list of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of beauty and grace such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes. So, he whispered to the sleeping boy. I have you” (McCarthy 46) The boy mentioned and the man are the main characters of the novel. In reading, the story it is apparent that the boy and the man have a very dependent…

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