Analysis Of The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

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Robert Frost put a great deal of emotion, pain, devotion, nature and the aspects of life into his works. His works were known to be dark yet truthful and realistic because life isn't always rainbows and butterflies. Some reviewers claim that the meanings of the poem above "The Road Not Taken" and his other works are straight forward and to the point. After re-reading this poem and many more, I interpret it as an expression of the human experiences having to make a decision in life and not knowing if it will be the one or not. In reality, that's what a lot of people struggle with when being faced with a choice. Will you second guess yourself or will you be happy without your choice? Thats the point he's trying to make. "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both”, (Frost line one & two). One possible interpretation Frost is trying to say is that one representing choice, then the yellow wood representing the life he could have? Or is one road, fear and another road regret? If so, I believe that is what Frost was comparing his decision about to whether he should move to Great Britain and leave America in the rear view mirror. Maybe Frost's poems were a little dark and twisted but realistic because he was full of regret. While his meaning cannot be known for certain, though contestable analysis; it is possible to interpret the meaning. "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” (Frost line six-ten). He reveals here that he will eventually ponder on the decision he made, and then sigh, showing him that this choice has made, marked him the... ... middle of paper ... ...ther." (Jessica Shepperson.) "The title of the poem is metaphorical and gold represents value and wealth so when it says nothing gold can stay it means that nothing that is precious or of great value in the materialistic way can stay forever. The poet personifies nature with a commonly used term as ‘mother nature’ and I think the hidden meaning behind this is that the poem he has written carries the same message that has been preached for years, yet no one bothers to follow or listen to it. Just like Adam and Eve. The poet has used lots of figurative and pastoral language to create vivid imagery, “nature’s first green is gold”, here imagery and alliteration are both used to create a very vibrant opening line that will appeal to the reader." (An unknown blogger.
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