Robert Frost has conveyed powerful thoughts and emotions through the poems The Road Not Taken and Fire and Ice. The main ideas explored in the poem The Road Not Taken include choices, time and the hardships you may face, whereas Fire and Ice convey the destructive nature of hatred, desire and knowledge. Frost expresses his thoughts and emotions through the use of poetic techniques. This adds more meaning than mere surface ideas to the poems and leaves an impression on the reader.
Robert Frost’s poem ‘The Road Not Taken’ includes “thoughts that breathe and words that burn” about life decisions and overcoming obstacles in life. The poem clearly shows this idea through the techniques of symbolism and personification. The use of symbolism in the quote ‘The roads…’ suggests the different ways of life and work. The audience interprets this in the sense that there are many choices in life. These are thoughts that breathe, as Frost shares his ideas of life choices and overcoming obstacles through these techniques and embeds them in your mind, making you think about the way of life you want to lead.
Personification is also used in the line ‘It was grassy and wanted wear’. This shows that the road does not truly have the desire to want wear and is only fresh and untried. The audience understands that this offers original challenges and should not be afraid to take them. These are words that burn as Frosts’ tone of language in this quote communicates the emotions of accomplishment as you may want to take an original path; it encourages you to think about being unique and original.
Another theme explored in the poem is time. In ‘The Road Not Taken’ time is shown through doubt-he second guesses his decision, wonders if he chose the right path to take. This is conveyed through the technique of onomatopoeia. The use of onomatopoeia in the line ‘ …telling this with a sigh’ shows the depression or the sadness he feels for the decision he made, the effect on the audience...