The speaker then indicates that he already regrets not taking the other path because he wants to take it another day. The speaker then realizes that he cannot take the other path on another day because, “way leads onto way”. This line strongly indicates that the poem is about life decisions, in which one can... ... middle of paper ... ...are wood, stood and could. In the second stanza lines two and five rhyme, the words are claim and same, and in line three and four the words wear and there rhyme. In the third stanza, lines one, three and four rhyme, the words are lay, day and way, Lines two and five also rhyme, black and back.
The woods are the setting and they hide the road after it curves, as time hides the future from our eyes. Outwardly, this poem is about two roads, one that is well traveled and one that is not. Though both are worn about the same. The author takes the road that had not been taken, the grass tall and the leaves still freshly fallen and not trod on. This also symbolizes the choices that we have to make in our lives.
The poem Robert Frost wrote is about someone who is walking through the woods and suddenly comes across a fork in the road. The speaker stops for a moment and is sorry that he cannot take both roads. He takes a careful look at both paths and sees that one is more worn out than the other, but they are fairly the same. He decides to take the one that is less worn out and to save the other one for another day. He realizes that maybe we will never get the chance to come back and take that road though.
Spender's views are a more personal account; he actually participates in the poem. In both pieces, the authors view winter as death; life stops in the season. In Summer and Winter and Winter and Summer, the authors alludes to the birth and death of nature. Summer and Winter by Mary Shelley notes the transitions of the seasons from summer to winter. The author uses rhyme scheme in the form of (aa)(bb)(c)(d)(ee)(ff), (gg)(hh)(ii)(jj).
Reiterating the point made before, “To E.T.” is a requiem in remembrance of Frost’s close friend Edward Thomas, and therefore the purpose of the poem is straight forward, to remember a fallen friend. Whereas “The Road not Taken” is a less personal poem and describes the choices before humans in society. One could take the same path as the majority or find a path not necessarily easy to traverse but can lead to great achievement (Lentricchia). Frost himself makes a reference to his own life in this poem, the path less traveled being living the life of a poem. Dissimilarly, “Stopping by woods on a Snowy Evening” is a poem of the human struggle.
“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost, on the surface appears to be a straightforward poem illustrating the monologue of a tired traveler passing by the woods on a winter evening who captures the scenery of his journey and comes to a realization that he has quite a bit of traveling ahead of him before he can rest. The simplicity of this poem is apparent, but at closer inspection there is vast complexity entailed in the wording of Frost’s poem. His words are of two minds in which Frost uses artless objects to connote implied metaphors and uses these objects for further making comparisons throughout the piece. The simplicity and contrasting complexity of this poem is first apparent in its form. The poem consists of four, four-lined stanzas that all are iambic and contain four stressed syllables.
Thesis Robert Frosts “The Road Not Taken” is more symbolic of a choice one must make in their life in attempt to foresee the outcome before reaching the end, than it is about choosing the right path in the woods. Describe the literal scene and situation. The literal scene of Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken, is described as a “yellowed wood” (Arp & Johnson, 2009). Use of this description could be that fall is upon the wood or the trees perhaps once white have yellowed with age. Before the traveler is a road split into two different directions, he has no idea where each road leads.
In “The Road Not Taken,” it is more of the exact opposite of a hyperbole in which the poem is more of a litotes where the poem is under-exaggerated. With “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” you get this big idea that the narrator will stay in the woods until it is completely
I have always found diverging into a Robert Frost poem intriguing. One cannot artlessly draw to a single conclusion that could summarize or give a poem a specific meaning. We can commonly find multiple meanings expressed throughout a piece of his work. In, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, you can feel the emotion of his words throughout the poem. To me, in this poem, I could feel the expression of his sense of appreciation and compassion towards nature.
In “The Winter’s Spring”, “The winter comes; I walk alone” (1), asks the audience to follow as no one, but the author believes the in the beauty of winter. “I want no bird to sing” (2) sounds hostile and reclusive, and is reinforced as the author claims to keep his heart his own. Already, the audience views the author as a cold and unloved being. Instead, the following stanzas contrast with the first, and winter is compared to spring. Nature imagery, like “the foliage of the woods” (25) and a white dove’s caring wing are likened to winter.