ENG102PoetryEssay - Watson 1 Amanda Watson Dr Katie...

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Watson 1Amanda WatsonDr. Katie RobinsonENG 1024/20/2017Poetry EssayThesis: In “The Road Not Taken”, Robert Frost utilizes metaphors and symbolism to describe thedifficulties that come with making choices in life and how they can be interpreted as satisfying orregretful.IFigurative LanguageAThe title of the poem is significant to the poem’s content.BThe two paths in the poem symbolize choices that are to be made to reach a decision, or that the road can lead a person to their destiny.CThe fork in the road symbolizes free will and how it can be utilized to make a choice.IISettingAThe setting is both literal and figurative.BThe first line of “The Road Not Taken”, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood” (1) suggests that the poem takes place in the Fall.aWith the setting of the poem in the fall, it could also be a metaphor for ‘falling apart’. IIIInterpretation
Watson 2A“The Road Not Taken” is a special poem because the reader can interpret it differently based on their personal experiences.B“Yet knowing how way leads on to way/ I doubted if I should ever come back” 14-15) can be interpreted as the path that was chosen will lead the author to his intended fate, and that he will not get a chance to look at what could have been if he had taken the other road.CThe path less traveled can be interpreted as the more challenging path to take, where the worn path represents the “easy” road in life.

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