Two Roads One Choice

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Two Roads, One Choice
Jamie Nuckols
Liberty University Online

Robert Frost (1874-1963)
The Road Not Taken - 1920 1. Possible Themes a. Goes own way b. Commitment- stays on path chosen c. Reflection on life with regret 2. Literal Setting a. Time of year- autumn b. In the woods c. Two roads d. evening 3. Mood of Poem a. Undergrowth, Black, Sigh, Difference. Suggests Sadness? b. Doubted- suggests regret? 4. Literary Devices to communicate theme a. Two Roads- One Traveler b. Long I stood c. Kept the first for another day d. I took the one less traveled by
Working Thesis Statement
The Poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost can be interpreted literally and figuratively. Through Frost’s use of theme, setting, mood and literary devices he sets the stage for the age old dilemma of making decisions in a crisis.

Two Roads, One Choice
Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” addresses the age old dilemma of making the correct choice and regretting the choice made. A man observes two roads in a wood and through much deliberation chooses the one he thinks has been less worn. The poem can be interpreted literally and figuratively. Through Frost’s use of theme, setting and literary devices he sets the stage for the age old dilemma of making decisions in a crisis. The title of the poem, “The Road Not Taken,” causes readers to begin thinking before they have even begun. The title suggests literally that a traveler has stopped in the woods and after much observation has chosen a path. But if we delve deeper into the meaning, we start to envision paths, choices, regret and a host of other emotions. Figuratively the poem seems to…...

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