Rober Frost Essay

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Robert Frost When I read the poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, many thoughts and ideas bombarded my brain. So many different conclusions can be gathered from this poem and you can go in so many directions when you really look at the context and think about the reason why this poem might have been written and what each line could possibly symbolize. After reading more about the author and using my perceptions, I had a better outlook on why Robert Frost was influenced to write this poem. Frost began the poem by talking about being a traveler and coming to a road split into two; one road worn and weathered and one obviously less traveled. I came to the conclusion that he was talking about his life journey when we said, “And be one traveler, long I stood.” By this statement I figured maybe he felt lonely in his life and on his journey. When I read a little bit about him I found that at a very young age Frost’s father had passed away. “Frost was eleven years old when his father died, and his family relocated to Lawrence, Massachusetts (Frost…).” I could imagine that he related his loneliness of his journey with the passing of his father, and now not having a male figure in his life, he had to make a decision that would be best for him and his life. As he progresses with his poem he vividly describes the road that he found the better claim “Because it was grassy and wanted wear.” He saw it as an experience that less people would have and it would be more adventuresome and would be likely to least expect whatever he came across. In life we tend to make some decisions that we often have to think twice about and most of the time, it’s after we are already going and are on our way. “Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back.” After choosing his path, Frost knew he had made the right decision and was sure that he would

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