Words: 917 - Pages: 4. This is true even of its first line. And he ends the poem by saying he hopes he can look back at the choice he made and feel that that has made all the difference. As if the road taken should have been taken. Robert Frost wrote in new ways, but still kept some traditional characteristics.
Decisions in life can be the most difficult choices we make for ourselves, our families, our loved ones with each decision having consequences that can affect everyone around them. He was a bit of a rebel from both sides. Although the poem is seen to be one of the most misunderstood poems. This poem does not advise. . While making such decisions we come across the big question of whether to take the well beaten path or be non-conformists and take the less travelled route.
The tone is solemn due to the fact that the speaker is left with the uncertainty in regards to what lies down each road and speaks in past tense throughout the poem. The Road Not Taken shows you how your decision can and will affect your personal outcome in either positive or negative way. It is important to be careful with the time frame. But almost immediately, he contradicts himself: the next lines say that the two paths were worn 'really about the same. Then changing his mind, to say the paths could be the same, but at the end says he took the less traveled by.
When we trust our instincts, suddenly we start living the life we were meant to live. He appears regretful that he cannot travel down both paths and so he stands there initially hesitant. Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; 1 Summary, Stanza 1 On the road of life, the speaker arrives at a point where he must decide which of two equally … appealing or equally intimidating choices is the better one. And he wrote poems that were not always optimistic. First, a road, unlike a path, is necessarily man-made.
The next line shows his decision and which path he took, which was the one less traveled by, which was the one less worn. Some of Frost's poems are so famous that it can be difficult to create an individual analysis of their meaning. It was the reason why God created you andyou let go of the chance because you doubted God's presence in yourlife. The second is the parodic poem that Frost himself claimed to have originally had in mind, in which the dominant tone is one of self-dramatizing regret for a path not taken by the speaker. He used every aspect of the poem to play on the senses, so that all readers could relate.
Theme is centered around choices. It is Frost himself who for reader sake would externalize the internal failure or success and thus philosophize the askew road of life. The more one thinks about it, the more difficult it becomes to be sure who is doing what and why. To where it went in the undergrowth. A great worthy poem is well penned. We think after choosing one path we will choose another path, but we doubted we would be able to, because in life one thing leads to another and time is short.
If their child had not died, the couple might have been able to save their relationship, but the unfortunate tragedy required a level of communication that was not possible. Most people have come across a time where they have to make a decision between two figurative roads. Besides, wise decision at apt situations leads to success in life. Include a one paragraph explanation of why you chose to represent the poem that way. Meter is something that Frost liked to use a lot, even when he didn't use rhyme.
The narrator chose to do something different and has had a different life for it. It's more than a call to go your own way; it's a reflection on life's hard choices and unknowns. Finally, the modernists often left their poems vague and open to interpretation by the reader. The narrator eventually decides to take the other road because it really doesn't matter; whichever path he chooses, he has no way of knowing where he's going to end up. When we start to bend into your instincts and follow them our life becomes uniquely our own and when we are on an authentic path and not living according to someone else's ideals, we have a chance to be our most successful. As the reader, we get to decide what the answer to that question is. Did you notice in the first lines of the last stanza that he says he 'shall be telling this with a sigh? We want to become different to others so we decided to choose different path, but it may be harmful for us and then we feel sorry for ourselves.
Words: 920 - Pages: 4. To me it lacks substance. Read closely, this poem is more than popular culture has made it out to be. But the possibility that the poem has multiple meanings doesn't mean that it's not worthy of its popularity. Copyright © 2015 by David Orr. As a poetic message, 'The Road Not Taken' reminds us that we can never know what lies in the future; we can only trust our instincts and hope that the future will turn out well.
The approach that I choose is the formalist approach,. Finally writer shows contentment with the decision to take the road less traveled B. There are four stressed syllables per line, varying on an iambic tetrameter base. The speaker chooses one, telling himself that he will take the other another day. This reading of the poem is subtly different from, and bolder than, the idea that existence is merely subject to the need to make decisions. To summerise, the mood of the poem seems to be light-hearted in parts part serious for most.