Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" Poem Review by Nicky

An analysis of the literary techniques in the poem "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost.
# 145796 | 1,296 words | 1 source | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Nov 28, 2010 in Literature (American) , Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)

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The paper focuses on the theme of the difficulty of making choices in "The Road Not Taken". The paper examines how Frost utilizes the literary techniques of imagery, symbolism and sound in this poem to illustrate what it is like to make choices in this world.

From the Paper:

"Robert Frost's poem, "The Road Not Taken," describes a life experience of making a choice by using the analogy of being in a forest and choosing one path over another. Frost uses the literary technique of imagery to illustrate how making choices is much like standing in the forest and choosing between two paths that look almost identical. The sound techniques add texture to the poem because it is easy to read and the poet reaffirms his faith in his decisions in the poem's conclusions. The theme of the difficulty of making choices is depicted perfectly in this poem as the poet takes us down a road that splits, forcing him to choose one way or another."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Frost, Robert. "The Road Not Taken." Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense, 10th ed. Boston: Wadsworth. 2009.

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