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Robert Lee Frost Poetry Analysis

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Robert Lee Frost was a famous American poet who was always acknowledged for his vivid and unique writing style, which contributed tremendously into him becoming one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century. Throughout his life, Frost has written many amazing poems but like the majority of poets at that time, many of his poems from his early writings went unnoticed. He was known for following a very well organized structure for his writing, a great example for this would be: “The Road Not Taken” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, which are two of Frost’s greatest pieces as they bring to the table all of his writing characteristics, ranging from the dominant figurative language that makes the poem vivid, to his flexible idealistic …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that robert lee frost was a famous american poet who was always acknowledged for his vivid and unique writing style, which contributed tremendously into becoming one of the greatest poets of twentieth century.
  • Analyzes how "the road not taken" is a free verse style poem that illustrates disparities and the images of the two roads. the narrator decides that he will recall this cherished incident in the future.
  • Concludes that the narrator in "the road not taken" was essentially frost. he chose the path "less traveled by" and used various dictions.
  • Analyzes how frost had the opportunity to graduate from harvard twice, yet every time he would choose not to. the connections between the narrator of the poem and frost can be seen.
  • Analyzes how frost made up his mind on choosing one path and taking it, a proof of his exceptionality and distinction compared to the average person.
  • Analyzes how the poem is composed of four stanzas containing five lines each, which are known as quintains. the metaphorical meaning behind this verse is that sometimes it is hard to know which decision is more beneficial in life.

The diction is descriptive and illustrates the disparities and the images of the two roads. The storyteller has to make a choice between two roads, he considers the pros and cons of each one of them, regretting the fact that he cannot travel both of them simultaneously. In the end, he decides that the second one may be better because it’s been only taken by a few. Nonetheless, the narrator explains that he will recall this cherished incident in the future, and states that the decision he made will have a huge impact on his life. After reading the poem, the reader is confronted with the choice of either conforming to society or defying it like Frost did by taking a less stable profession. Nonetheless, there are numerous ways to interpret the concept of “The Road Not Taken”. First of all, it is liable to say that the narrator in the poem was essentially Frost. This can be concluded since the narrator decided to take the path “less traveled by” and for the use of various …show more content…

The poem is composed of four stanzas containing five lines each, these are known as quintains. The rhyme structure is ABAAB which means in each quintain there is only two end rhymes. The rhyme pattern is a bit different from the norm, which is quite similar to the speaker in this poem, who decides his own pathway. Several rhetorical devices can be found in the poem. One of the rhetorical figures used is methaphor. In the beginning of the poem, the narrator states that the color of the woods is yellow, so we can assume that it 's autumn (Verse 1: Two roads diverged in a yellow wood) but the metaphorical meaning behind the poem occurring in the autumn could be that the speaker is embracing this decision in the fall of his life, when he 's starting to grow old. Throughout the whole poem, personification can only be found in 2 verses (Verse 7: And having perhaps the better claim / Verse 8: because it was grassy and wanted wear.) In this case, it seems like the narrator is describing the road as having an opinion and a desire as if the claim was made by the road, and therefore he is giving human characteristics to the roadway. The autumn imagery continues until the end of the poem, when it’s morning (Verse 11: And both that morning equally lay Verse12: In leaves no step had trodden black.) the narrator says that the leaves have recently

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