"The Road Not Taken" Poem Review by mills444

"The Road Not Taken"
A discussion on how Robert Frost's poem, "The Road Not Taken" relates to decision making.
# 102402 | 746 words | 0 sources | 2007 | GB
Published on Mar 25, 2008 in Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)

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This paper relates that Robert Frost got inspiration for his poem, 'The Road Not Taken' from the walks he frequently took with his closest friend in England, Edward Thomas. This paper discusses how the title of the poem suggests that the poem is a metaphor for making decisions because it relates to taking opportunities and the road not taken is a metaphore for a missed opportunity.

From the Paper:

"Frost uses only four sentences in the poem, the first one being the longest lasting for twelve lines. It seems he has done this because he wants to fit in as much information about the two roads just as he wants to go down both roads. It gives the effect he is rushing, trying to make his decision and knowing that he can only choose one. The exclamatory sentence, 'Oh, I kept the first for another day!' is used because he knows that he cannot go back on his choice, he is trying to reassure himself that he can to relieve the pressure to make the right choice - one that he will not regret. The last stanza is made up of one sentence as if he is talking about the future and how he hopes to be looking back on the decision without regret but with relief."

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