The Road not taken vs. road I have traveled

The Road not taken vs. road I have traveled - Road Not...

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Road Not Taken vs. Road Traveled The poem The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost and the poem The Road I Have Traveled by Regina J. Broker are two insightful pieces of poetry that provide a reflection upon life choices. Poetry, by definition, is a form of art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to its ostensible meaning. Both of these poems serve as an embodiment of this definition. Each poem illustrates the importance of decisiveness and the impact that certain decisions have on one’s life. Both of these poems offer a different way of looking at the lessons that are learned from the paths one chooses to take in his journey through life. While the titles of these poems may seem contradictory, they are actually very similar in content. They are, however, very different in their poetic form and conventions. Robert Frost is well known for his profound poetry and The Road Not Taken is a brilliant example of his amazing talent. This poem not only contains an important message but also many elements that contribute to its poetic form. This poem contains meaningful phrases wrought from simple words and resonant metaphor. The Road Not Taken falls under the genre of a narrative poem and is told from the first-person perspective. It consists of four stanzas of five lines. The rhyme scheme is ABAAB and the rhymes are masculine and firm. There are four stressed syllables per line, varying on an iambic tetrameter base. The tone of this poem is reflective but also ironic to some extent. Frost relies heavily on imagery to create the scene of the woods with the two diverging roads for the reader. This poem seems to also use symbolism, the roads representing choices that have to be made in life and the consequences good or bad that result.
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