Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”
Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” ENG 150
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Date Created: 02/14/16
Robert Frost39s quotThe Road Not Taken ENG 15005 12216 Robert Frost39s quotThe Road Not Takenquot ls often misinterpreted as quottake your own routequot instead of a reminder that you need to live with your own choices Link In poetry everything is intentional word choice punctuation titles images line breaks Possible themes quotTake the road less traveled Go against the norm Do the quotrightquot thing Do the individual thing Don39t follow the crowd quotI doubted ifl should ever come backquot Leaves other things behind quotTwo roads divergedquot He needs to make a choice Life choice does he step out of his comfort zone He evaluates his choice he makes a choice but the paths are basically the same The last stanza begins with a sigh Does this mean he regrets his choice Two ways to see the sigh It could be a relief content or it could be stress or disappointment Frost is signaling that maybe it39s not going to end well The stutter quotl lquot is the character re ecting on his decision he39s hesitant afraid to admit he made the wrong choice quotAges and age s hencequot He39s re ecting on his decision Years from now he will still be thinking about his choice and what the outcome of the other option would have been quotThat has made all the differencequot He39s uncertain if the other choice would have been any different It s ambiguous quotYellow woodquot Could it just be fall or the time of day sunset if it means fall we think about change death the leaves dying it getting colder days getting colder and shorter Fall is the season of dying and winter is the season of death Or could it be the sunset A sunset is the ending bringing the darkness Look at the title It means that the author could be lled with regret about his decision revisiting his decision and how he39ll never know the outcome of the other path Robert Frost39s quotThe Road Not Taken ENG 15005 12216 What39s the main theme then It39s about how choices matter and that we make our choices based on what we think is best for us now but it may not be the best option at the end of the day The take home message is that you have to live with the choices you make and the choices you don39t make We have to be ok with the things we don39t do
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