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Victoria Mason Dr. Danny McPherson English II (H) 4 June 2013 Criticism and Analysis of “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost Thesis: Robert Frost uses symbolism to making choices. In his poem “The Road Not Taken” he uses two roads to represent the choices people have to make in order to succeed in the future. I. Introduction II. Biography A. Early years B. Education C. Adulthood 1. Marriage and martial issues 2. Children 3. Awards 4. Tragedies in life D. Death III. Criticism and analysis A. Critical reviews B. Critical analysis of “The Road Not Taken” IV. Personal criticism and analysis of “The Road Not Taken” V. Conclusion Victoria Mason Dr. Danny McPherson English II (H) 4 June 2013 Criticism and Analysis of “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost Robert Frost tends to base most of his poems on everyday situations. The symbolic value of the forking roads in the poem “The Road Not Taken” is easy to interpret as the choices that one comes across throughout the journey of life. Frost makes his readers focus on their everyday situations of life, as well. He uses a lot of symbolism in most of his poems. The year of Frost’s death he was judged severely by critics. Frost writes most of his poems based on the tragedies of his family during his life. The choices that people decide to make will always affect the outcome of their future no matter what they do. Frost uses symbolism to making choices. In his poem “The Road Not Taken,” he uses two roads to represent the choices people have to make in order to succeed in the future. Robert Lee Frost was born in San Francisco, California on March 26, 1874. He was also named after a great Confederate general, his father. Frost had a small family which included his mother Isabelle Moodie Frost, his father William Prescott Frost Jr., his sister Jeanie, and himself. His father

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