After my father finished reciting the poem, I never gave a second thought that day to Robert Frost or his poetry. The theme of this poem depends on our point of view. Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. This poem is often misinterpreted by readers and critics. Introduction Robert Frost Selected Poems 'The Road Not Taken' and 'Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening' - Analysis and Appreciation Robert Frost was born in San Francisco on the 26th March 1874 and died on the 29th January 1963 in Boston. On the other hand, if one does not attain their goal, they remember the other options they had and wish that they had chosen one of those, even though that may have also not worked.
The speaker faces a dilemma of deciding which path to take. He also managed a farm that his grandfather had bought him, but when this failed he decided to sell it and used the money to take his family to England, where he could devote his time to writing poetry. Most interpretations are based on whether or not the poem is optimistic or pessimistic. Now, I am also sure like the poet that the new challenges and struggles I will have to face here will make a difference in my life. He looks into distant future. However, Frost is very optimistic.
Over time, the art of poetry has developed and evolved to take on a more definite form, with its various different styles, pieces, and forms being named and described. Poetic devices are one of the thousands of ways that writers of all kinds strategically express their thoughts and feelings through language. Towards the end of the poem, signs of regret shows, how in life a decision can really impact your life and who you become as a person. Symbolism is an important element of this poem that expresses the ideals most ardently. The persona had two roads to chose from and wonders what would have happened had he taken the other road. Before coming to this college I had been doing Associate first year in another community college. Without properly understanding and comprehending the subject, nobody can even write a sentence within an essay.
These methods make this poem emotional and complex. Insofar as his immediate reaction be being presented with a choice. With each new book - including 'Mountain Interval' 1916 , 'New Hampshire' 1923 and 'Steeple Bush' 1947 - fame and publicity amplified. The traveller continues to think about the future as he walks and meets other forks challenges , and considers what he will tell people about his choice. With a story, one is focused less on the parts but rather on the story as a whole. Life is full of choices, some predetermined, some decided on the spot. The two paths symbolize the life of the traveler and all his life decisions.
Theme of decision making B. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. The poem is summarized into the decision one has to make in life, when approached with a cross road. The poem tells us not to take a road that has been well-worn and used up the most but take the road that is grassy and taken the least. He is completely unaware of what his choice will bring but he leaves it to chance.
He tells himself that he will come back and take the other road. Go instead where there is no path and leavea trail. Here conflict is between the right choice and wrong choice. He must make a decision. The reading, however, misses much of the significance of the second and third stanzas. The fork in the road represents the speaker'. The Road Not Taken Analysis Robert Frost Characters archetypes.
There is a strong sense of regret before the choice is even made and it lies in the knowledge that in one lifetime, it is impossible to travel down every path. Upon first reading the poem, I ca. Depending on the past, present and future attitude one has at the time he read it determines the way the poem may be interpreted. It is an effect possible only in a rhymed and metrical poem and thus a good argument for the continuing viability of traditional forms. This verse also says that the road wanted wear, like he was drawn to the path, not just out of his own desire to be different, but maybe out of some pity. The speaker thinks that in the time to come he will talk about how choosing which path to take was final and life changing.
Life is made up of choices. As much he may strain his eyes to see as far the road stretches, eventually it surpasses his vision and he can never see where it is going to lead. Once we choose to travel in one way, we cannot travel back in time and choose the next one. His poems begin in delight and in wisdom. He loves the sense of desertion and loneliness and wants a break from the hustle and bustle of work. Either way, we must live with the choices we make. Some of the other themes include, not following the crowd, trying new things, and standing for something.