Poetry Analysis: The Road Not Taken, By Robert Frost

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Poetry Analysis Research: Robert Frost “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” Robert Frost is one of the worlds most renowned and beloved American poets whose work was enthused through the use of American colloquial speech, he wrote poems about rural life that captivated everyone’s mind. Frost was born in San Francisco on the 26th of March 1874, at the tender age of eleven after his father’s death the family moved to New England. Some of his most important poems include: “The Road Not Taken”, “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening”, and “Fire and Ice” are examples of ways Frost utilized nature to depict that he was indeed a contemplative human being. Frost employs the theme nature to determine his…show more content…
In the third stanza Frost uttered, “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 poet insinuates many different perspectives, as the poem seems to be complicated as the reader attempts to analyze Frost’s focus. The speaker knows he is open to choose either path, but he does not know in advance what he is choosing. He states that scholars get their knowledge “with conscientious thoroughness along projected lines of logic; poets theirs cavalierly and as it happens in and out of books. They stick to nothing deliberately..." (Explanation of: The Road Not Taken). The author did not create this literary art as an advisory poem that restricts the readers to only follow his rules, but instead develop their own reason to take a…show more content…
In this poem, the speaker stopped by the woods on a winter evening observing its beauty while wrestling with himself about the idea of returning to the warmth of the village he lives in or stay and watch the snow fill up the freezing woods. “This poem illustrates many of the qualities most characteristic of Frost, including the attention to natural detail, the relationship between humans and nature, and the strong theme suggested by individual lines” (Explanation of: 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening). The speaker’s tone appears to be pensive as he wants to stay in the woods longer, but concedes that he has certain responsibilities to fulfill like travelling before resting. It is as if this outdoorsy person adores nature and needs to be a part of the

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