The writer believes think that walking away would have given him life... ... middle of paper ... ... life and how it has been touched by death. It also resembles how it will be his time to die as well sooner or later and how he will not be afraid to accept it and not turn back. The bird leads him to believe that he is walking to his death and that the white tail feather is telling him to surrender and not turn back, but in the end he doesn’t. Robert Frost was influenced by the country side of New England where he spent most of his life. Frost loved the rural life, nature and used simple and natural patterns of speech in his poetry.
Choice of Life in The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost 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 1-5) On the surface, Robert Frost’s poem is a story about a walk on a wooded road, but it had deeper meaning to him and how he feels about "the road." Also, the poem has a universal meaning about life and the choices it presents. Further, the poem is magnificently written in Frost’s own created rhyme style. Lastly, a sigh might just be a sigh to some, but in this piece it means much more to Frost.
Frost’s “difference” (The Road not Taken ln20) was always in him. This can be seen long before he starts his actual writing career. While he learned to read at a very late age of 14, he had already sold a poem at the age of 15. The road that Frost took was not only the “different” road and the right road for him, but also the only road that he could possibly have taken. The Road Not Taken and the often-studied Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening “exemplify Frost's ability to join the pastoral and philosophical modes in lyrics of unforgettable beauty”1.
“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,” shows that he had a choice about what direction to take in life, or a decision to make. This gives a deeper meaning to Frost’s poetry so that ... ... middle of paper ... ...ravelled by.” Whereas ‘Stopping By Woods’ represents a pause in a journey, or wanting to succumb to darkness or even death, to lay down in the “downy” snow and sleep/die, “The woods are lovely, dark, and deep/And miles to go before I sleep,” but knowing that he can’t, “He will not see me stopping here/To watch his woods fill up with snow/But I have promises to keep.” Though contrasting these are still important concerns of Frost’s, the different season shows the difference between decisions, how they are made, and what keeps people moving forward, and the significance of taking these journeys. These poems both have many different and interesting messages for readers. Frost expertly uses many different techniques including ironic tone, rhyming stanzas, repetition and metaphors which help him communicate him main concerns about time passing, life, death and decisions.
However, the author is still aware of the large ground that is to be covered before he can relax for the remainder of the evening. When it comes to Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," the surface analysis gives a basic story. But a deeper, poetic interpretation offers into the author’s perspective. For instance, this is evident in the first quatrain where the author is... ... middle of paper ... ...r to give a literal interpretation of the poem. A deeper analysis can be obtained when the poem is thoroughly deconstructed.
Summary: On the surface, this poem is simple. The speaker is stopping by some woods on a snowy evening. He/she is taken in the lovely scene, is tempted to stay longer, but admits that there is a long distance to travel before he or she can rest for the night. Interpretation: First of all it should be mentioned that wherever there are symbolic words in a literary work, there would be numerous different interpretations. In other words, symbolic words make us to interpret a work in so different ways as far as the work permits and supports the interpretation.
There is only one enduring happiness in life, and that is to live with meaning, leaving a positive impact on others. Michel de Montaigne, a French writer, and philosopher, once said: “The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them.” The poems “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night,” by Dylan Thomas, and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” by Robert Frost, both compliment each other, by exploring the idea that humans should attempt to live life to its fullest. The themes of the two poems are similar, explaining that death is impending, and rather than taking for granted the time one has on earth, one should either show the courage to face death or, realize that death can wait. With this, both poems establish
Q: In some poems what is described is given a meaning beyond the immediately obvious. Explore any one of the poems where this feature is most memorable. "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost is a contemporary piece dealing with the typical human desire for escape. Whether this desire is manifested in avoidance of work, school or simply a relief from the mundane repetitiveness of everyday life this want is present in all humans. Throughout this poem Frost depicts and suggests that the "woods" are his means of escape from the "village", from society, and Frost conveys this by his respectful and almost wondrous diction when describing and referring to, the forest and the nature surrounding it.
Overall, both poems illustrate the hardships that arise with making decisions. These hardships are illustrated by Robert Frost, through the emotional state of the persona in “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening”, and the use of imagery in “The Road Not Taken”. However, in both poems Robert Frost is trying to tell the audience to be unique individuals. In result, both poems try to provide an insight on how to make decisions. Therefore, when choices are presented to individuals they should strive to choose what will be the best for them regardless of how hard the choice is or who else has done the same.
Symbolism in "The Road not Taken" is when making a decision in life is compared to the fork in the road that the speaker comes upon. Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” show the readers similar struggles of life. “The Road Not Taken” is about taking control of one’s life and living it aside from how others live theirs. While “Stopping by Woods on Snowy Evening” shows the desire for rest. Sometimes people regret the possibilities of the road not chosen, sometimes people feel proud about the road that they