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Erica RawlinsENGL 102Poetry Outline and Thesis September 19, 2016Thesis Statement In Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken”, he describes the many paths in life, and how thedifferent 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 FrostA.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 woodsa.Yellow woodsb.Leafy pathsB.Both paths are equally worn 1Many people have passed through those roadsC.Setting symbolism1.Setting is symbolic to the poem2.If there was no symbolism to the settinga.The poem would not be completeb.It would be misunderstood ThemeA.Self-Doubt1Two paths to travela.Doubting which path is best to take 2.Both paths seem like they equally the best option B.Seize the day 1Enjoying 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”1Showing what happens when you have to choose between the two roads in lifeb.Can be an important but difficult choicec.There are two paths to taked.There is no “right” path to take 4.Symbolizes what life is like on the road takena.