The poem begins with the narrator regretting that he had not been able to take both paths instead of being forced to take just one to one. This person looked as far as he could to see what was ahead on both of the roads he could have taken, but he could only see as far as where the path turned and disappeared in the underbrush. In the second stanza the person says they took the other road because it was grassy and wanted wear but, it was not much more worn than the other road. The third stanza says both of the roads were covered in leaves and had not been walked on frequently. This was to the extent that the leaves covering them had not been made black from the feet of other travelers.
Therefore, he won’t do that in his writing because it may decrease the reader’s attention. Second of all, he concluded that he wasn’t appreciated the end of the book. He said, “The plot developments were outlandish”. According to that, it expressed him to avoid ending the story like that. Furthermore, there is the encouragement for him to write a better book: “I can do better that this.
Figuratively, the author is laying out the foundation of his poem with two different instances, his foe and his friend. In my opinion, I see the author explaining that out of the two individuals the friend would be forgiven for what he or she had done and his wrath would be ended. In that sentence the author informs the reader of a common human fact, that if you have a friend then there is no need to relish over it, rather move on. The foe, on the other hand, will not be so lucky. The author explains when he was angry he told his anger not, which resulted in it to be feed negativity.
Throughout the poem, the speaker discusses things about nature and death that gives off a depressing or gloomy mood to the poem. The speaker begins to set the mood and says, “Her early leaf’s a flower./But only so an hour (3-4). Frost’s poem is in no way a happy poem. It has a strong message but it leaves people feeling depressed and fearing death. Making the mood of the poem depressing, Frost is able to get his point across that eventually everything will die.
A Road Not Taken Chris Smith ENG 125 Carolyn Karas 20 December 2013 A Road Not Taken What are choices? Choices are the avenues used to aiding the process of decision making because every situation has multiple outcomes. Neglecting to make conscious and educated decisions, we will fail to gain strength and limit our individual growth. Robert Frost’s “A Road Not Taken” provides us as readers with a perfect depiction of what struggles life may have in store for each of us. His poem captivates his readers or listeners and sends them on a fictional road that describes how each situations outcome may be altered by the choices being made and how a conclusion will be different every time.
When I am answering questions about the book, I don’t pay attention to the big clues. I usually get smaller clues and sometimes clues that don’t need to be found. I think this is because I get very lazy towards reading. I believe that I need to break out of my habits in being very lazy. I honestly believe that if
In the first stanza the persona is “haunted” by the postcard sent to him. The negative connotation suggests that the persona has encountered an uncomfortable experience and disturbs him, and he in unable to get rid of his past. His culture will always be waiting for him to establish a connection with it. The negative connotation of “haunt” is ironic because something so small and unsubstantial has a great impact on the persona. The postcard becomes a symbol of how distant his identity is from his culture.
However this is human nature and Auden is merely showing from this poem that suffering is something that no person can understand until it happens to them and when they see someone else suffer it’s almost a relief to them that it isn’t happening to them. This may come across as some arrogant or dispassionate but it is of course human nature and is something that we cannot control. In the poem Victor, again there is the same idea of suffering. The poem in short is about a boy who has a close minded father who is quite religious as some of the things he says to Victor can be related to certain passages in the bible. “Don’t you ever tell lies” this could be referring to one of the Ten Commandments “Thou shall not tell lies” which already we can gather that his father was a very strict father who cares about his legacy and does this by indoctrinating his son with all these ideas.
Another technique Yeats uses is alliteration. One example of alliteration in the poem is when Yeats writes, and I have some peace there for peace come dropping slow. This line refers and to going to innisfree and escaping the outside world and its pressures. The man in this poem sounds like he prefers to be alone and do everything by himself. Maybe he lost someone close to him, He ends the poem by saying I hear in the deep heart core and to me it means that this is all he wants to do with his life and he looks at it as passion.
This is why the speaker takes his time thinking which path to choose because not only is he concerned about which road to take but also which path in life is the correct one. There could be more than one correct road but in reality you only choose one. When the speaker finally chooses a path automatically it can feel the mood changes because the speaker knows that it will not come back to be able to take the other path, left by in the past. The character then regrets its missed opportunity. In the beginning of the poem when the traveler is introduced for the first time he has to make a decision of what road to take.