Poetry Analysis Essay - Erica Rawlins ENGL 102 Poetry...

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Erica Rawlins ENGL 102 Poetry Outline and Thesis September 19, 2016 Thesis Statement In Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken”, he describes the many paths in life, and how the different choices can affect you the road you take. There are many choices in life which can cause one to have forms of doubt on which path would be the best to take.
Poetry Analysis Outline “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost A. Life is all about choices, no matter if they are right or wrong. B. There are many paths in life to take, but what you do on that path is what is important in life. Setting A. Fork in road causing the decision between the two paths 1. Roads, paths are in deep woods a. Yellow woods b. Leafy paths B. Both paths are equally worn 1 Many people have passed through those roads C. Setting symbolism 1. Setting is symbolic to the poem 2. If there was no symbolism to the setting a. The poem would not be complete b. It would be misunderstood Theme A. Self-Doubt 1 Two paths to travel a. Doubting which path is best to take 2. Both paths seem like they equally the best option B. Seize the day 1 Enjoying the day
a. No matter which path life takes you on 3. Taking the path less traveled a. Made all the difference Significance of Title A. “The Road Not Taken” 1 Showing what happens when you have to choose between the two roads in life b. Can be an important but difficult choice c. There are two paths to take d. There is no “right” path to take 4. Symbolizes what life is like on the road taken a.

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