The reality however is that upon closer examination, Robert Frosts true intentions couldn't be further from the aforementioned. In writing this poem, Frost wanted provide a commentary on human nature and, to show that people typically waste time thinking about what are ultimately unimportant decisions. . Firstly, the name of the poem,”The Road Not Taken”, places emphasis on the road that the narrator doesn't travel on, and the structure is as follows: four five line stanzas with the rhyme structure, ABAAB. The setting is a “yellow wood”(1) and there is mention of leaves on the ground in third stanza, so it is assumed that it is the fall and in a metaphorical sense close to the end of the man's life.
Analysis of “The Road Not Taken” The poem “The Road Not Taken” is a poem that really seems to express what a lot of people feel. As a result, many people think their interpretation of the poem is the “correct interpretation”, but there is no correct interpretation. Beyond the literal meaning of the poem, it can have different "correct" personal meanings to different people. Robert Frost uses a metaphor, imagery, and the structure of the poem to tell the reader about the road he or she might choose. “The Road Not Taken” proves to be a poem with emotional influence.
Frost commented humorously on Thomas’s inability to find satisfaction at the end of the walk, saying, “No matter which road you take, you’ll always sigh, and wish you’d taken another.” This seems to be where the poem got its start. Frost starts out by saying, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood.” This is meant to represent life’s decisions; we prefer to know what each choice will lead to, but we cannot truly understand the full ramifications of our selections. Even if we determine that the choice we made was probably the best one, we
Nonetheless, both articles are idealistic. In another phrase, they are morally wrong. To get a true understanding of what an essay is saying we must concern ourselves with is what the author is truly trying to convey. There are often hidden messages in writing that inexperienced readers often look over and take for granted. This is the issue that is at stake with both readings of “A Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Swift and Garret Hardin’s “Lifeboat Ethics.” Hardin’s essay that is serious in tone, while Swift’s offers similar views appears to be poking fun by starting at in a serious tone at first glance but in reality is far from it.
Also the speaker seems to be distressed as of which road to go down as he stood for a ‘long’ time contemplating which path to go down as he could not be ‘one traveller’ this makes the reader acknowledge that you can’t be at two places at once and that sometimes you have to sacrifice opportunities. The speaker seems to show regret and self-pity of their decision as they are ‘sorry’ they can’t travel both roads this creates a damp mood as they may be disappointed and unsatisfied with the road they decided to take which implies to the reader that despite the fact we a free to choose what paths and situations we get our lives into we have to deal with the unanticipated consequences weather good or bad. After the build of which path to take the speaker then makes the decision to take the other path as its ‘as just as fair’ suggesting that he made his decisions based upon looks as the other road may not have been as pretty, this gives the reader an insight to the narrators personality as they could be someone who judges
Analytical Essay: Raymond Carver I tend to believe that Raymond Carver writes in a way that has very intense pessimistic qualities, but often ends up shining light into optimistic ways of thinking and living. His two short stories Cathedral and A Small, Good Thing do just that. While both stories involve very dark and negative actions and ways of thinking, both conclude with sincere optimism. Both of these stories deal with characters only seeing things on the surface and for that reason, seem pessimistic. But when looked at in a deeper meaningful way, in which the characters look deep within themselves and the situation around them, optimism shines through and that is why Carver’s work is so elegant.
In Frost’s “The Road Not Yet Taken”, his persona is that of a person with a tale of a life journey through a metaphoric “wood”. On two roads we imagine this person coming to a crossing; “Two roads diverged in yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both” (Clugston, 2010). This is our first insight as a reader to the choice that this persona must make. It is said that this poem written by Frost was
This quote by Duff Brenna, "All literature shows us the power of emotion, It is emotion, not reason, that motivates characters in literature." To me means that it is emotion that affects characters in literature not reason or thought. I Agree with this statement because many stories characters do what they feel is right not what is logically right. In the story Romeo and Juliet by, William Shakespeare this statement is proven right. The characters Romeo and Juliet fall in love and marry but they didn't think what could happen.
A Symbolic Road In “the Road Not Taken,” Robert Frost seems to be allegorically speaking about the choices he made in his life. The poem refers to a fork in the path in the woods, which leads to two diverging paths. The paths are equally less travelled and unused, making Frost uncertain between which path to chose. Frost wishes he could take both paths and reflects on how he had planned to take the other path another day, knowing that he probably will not go back. However, when he is looking back at some point in the future, Frost believes the path he chose “made all the difference.” The poem seems to revolve around the idea of the choices people make in life that lead down a particular path.
Mending Wall: A Wall Built of Metaphor Although there are many poetic devices skillfully used in the poem, imagery, symbolism, personification, repetition, refrain, simile, and metaphor, Mending Wall is a poem that is really built on metaphor. Frosts use of metaphors, often seasoned with a pinch of humor, is what makes him special. Metaphor is his most often used and most important tool. In his poem Mending Wall there is plenty of metaphor. This poem, like most of his poems, revolves around a common object or event.