Two Roads Diverged

Two Roads Diverged - themselves talking about how choosing...

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Alvarez David Alvarez Professor Bentley-Baker ENG 2012 March 10, 2011 If There is a Fork in the Road, Take it Many people like to believe that everything happens for a reason, and the path for us is already set. However, most of the time, those same people struggle making those important decisions in life people often times face. In the poem “The Road Not Taken”, Robert Frost’s American classic leaves many readers puzzled. Many literary critics have a wide array of hypotheses on what the ending can mean. Frost essentially leaves the readers as confused as his character in the poem. “You have to be careful of that one; it's a tricky poem, very tricky”, he said. The poem was structured to end in a delusive manner in the fourth stanza. Each stanza has five lines flowing in an ABAAB rhyme scheme. Every line has nine syllables, four of them stressed. The poem was inspired by Frost’s walks “through the English countryside with his close friend Edward Thomas” (Bassett, 42). Robert and Edward would often times find
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Unformatted text preview: themselves talking about how choosing one thing can leave you wondering what “The Road Not Taken” would be like. The poem starts with the color yellow describing the wood two roads were diverged upon. Yellow is a color people associate with enlightenment and happiness. This yellow wood left the character stuck in a fork in the road; contemplating which direction he would choose. 1 Alvarez Works Cited Bassett, Patrick F. "Frost's The Road Not Taken." Academic Search Complete . EBSCO, 1 Mar. 1981. Web. 9 Mar. 2011. <http://content.ebscohost.com/pdf14_16/pdf/1981/EXP/01Mar81/7093482.pdf? T=P&P=AN&K=7093482&S=R&D=a9h&EbscoContent=dGJyMNLe80Sep644y9fwOL Cmr0mepq9Sr6e4TbSWxWXS&ContentCustomer=dGJyMPGutk6wp7BNuePfgeyx44D t6fIA>. Grimes, Linda S. "Robert Frost's Tricky Poem: Analysis of 'The Road Not Taken'" Suite101.com: Online Magazine and Writers' Network . 13 Nov. 2006. Web. 9 Mar. 2011. <http://www.suite101.com/content/robert-frost-s-tricky-poem-a8712>. 2...
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