unit 5 DB1 - Robert frost uses imagery in The Road not...

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Robert frost uses imagery in “The Road not Taken” by comparing a decision in life to a fork in the road. He described the road less traveled in a very descriptive and unique way, by saying “Because it was grassy, and wanted wear;” (Frost, 1916) I felt was a very different way to say the road less traveled, and it gave me a better picture of the road. In Swan and Shadow, the author used imagery much more obviously. He wrote the poem in the shape of a swan. By doing this it places gaps, which can be used as pauses in the poem. Also using capital letters after these gaps to me makes it seem like there are two voices speaking in this poem. Langston Hughes uses imagery to describe how life has been hard for the mother. She compares her hard life to a sometimes bare, sometimes splintered stair that was no “Crystal stair” (Hughes, 1932). She uses this analogy to convince her son to not settle, and to keep pushing through the hard times. In W.H. Auden’s poem “As I Walked Out One Evening” he uses imagery to describe the love a
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