The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken - Alexis Joyce Dr. Stilley English 102...

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Alexis Joyce Dr. Stilley English 102 MWF 110 509 words Poem analysis: “The Road Not Taken” “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost is a poem about a person who must choose between two different paths in a wooded area. The person tries to analyze which path he should take by peering down one of the paths, but he could only see so far since the path had “bent in the undergrowth”(Frost 725). The traveler finally chooses a path to take. However, by the last stanza it is made clear to the reader that Frost’s poem is more than a story about someone walking through the woods. Frost uses the imagery of a physical paths in the woods to portray the mental paths we must take in our everyday decision making process. The importance of the decision making process is emphasized in the last stanza when Frost writes: “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, And that had made all the difference.”(Frost 725). The last stanza emphasizes the impact that the traveler’s seemingly small choice had on his life,
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2009 for the course ENG 202 taught by Professor Stilley during the Spring '09 term at Shepherd.

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