Making the right choice sometimes is not easy and the end result is not always what we hoped for. I understood that the roads were symbols of life and the struggles of making decisions. Oh, I kept the first for another day! The expression of uncertainty about choices and our natural tendency to surmise about consequences we may have to face marks the central point of the poem. It is the way that he chooses here that sets him off on his journey and decides where he is going. He moved to New Hampshire in his early teens. He died January 29, 1963.
Using unique and interesting styles of writing, he grew to become one of the best poets to ever write. Therefore, the speaker claims that he will come back and take the other road another day but, then he comes to the realization that he will never get to experience where the other road leads. In the midst of all the publications and literature success Frost is plagued with family problems that include the death of several of his children one by suicide and the passing of his wife and he himself passed away on January 29, 1963. When something is talking about choosing eternal life, or the path that leads to destruction it is not something anybody should take lightly. The poem is describing what it is like for the speaker to make a decision between two different paths in life. He discusses in the poem that someday in the future he will do the same scenario as the last except he claims he will take the road less traveled.
One is worn and he can see exactly where it is heading. This is the start of how Frost sets up the imagery of the poem. Everyone is faced daily with decisions varying in significance and complexity. I am very familiar with this poem; one that I have known since childhood. I chose this poem because it fits in my life.
The road in this poem becomes a symbol of life, change and transformation. Robert seemed to struggle as a child in school but after graduating from Lawrence High school top of his class he started college at Dartmouth College but dropped out before the semester ended. Thesis statement: This poem is a symbol of choosing which path we will take in life — the path to eternal life or the path that leads to destruction. Frost uses imagery to show the reader how decisions change fate. It helps you reflect in your past and helps plan for your future.
Our pace took sudden awe, Our feet reluctant led. The poet while travelling on foot in the woods reaches a junction where two roads diverge. In this poem, the speaker faces the same problem faced by human beings for generations. Everyone is a traveler on the roads of life and must choose his own path. Everyone is a traveler, choosing the roads to follow on the map of their continuous journey, life. That indication also serves as a time limit to the decision, implying that the speaker is running out of time. But the nature of the decision is such that there is no Right Path—just the chosen path and the other path.
We all start out on a path and we need to pick our roads and the directions that it takes us. As he stands and ponders which direction he should take, he analyses both roads. For me a path is symbolic of choices and movement. The Chimney Sweeper and The Road Not Taken can both be interpreted in several ways, including that of a loss of innocence. What are sighed for ages and ages hence are not so much the wrong decisions as the moments of decision themselves—moments that, one atop the other, mark the passing of a life. I believe I may have a whole new outlook on reading and may be able to let myself go on a journey inside some form of literature; more than music or television. Stanza 3 The individual attempts to convince himself with little success, bordering on self-delusion.
The Road Not Taken interests me for many reasons. He finds two roads at a point where he has to choose one and must abide by his choice. Robert Frost was born on March 26, 1874, to journalist William Prescott Frost Jr. Where in using this, the reader can depict a clear train of thought from the walker and understand Wherein this is the extent of the metaphor, where in this poem it is a changeable anomaly subject to the readers interpretation of taking the road less travelled and whether it be a positive sigh of satisfaction or negative sigh of regret. However, the poet wants to go down both paths and is thinking about it hard. Frost Talks about one path more but still chooses the other. Robert Frost was able to grasp this raw, vulnerable life changing moment in the palm of his hand.
Then I will evaluate the meaning of the selected work using the analytical approach chosen. Each line consists of four strained syllables. And the hero has only illusory choice. He decides to take the uncertain path, although he does say he. In other words, our preferences in life make us different from others. The third A rhyme, which causes each stanza to lag by one line, gives the poem a sense of deliberation.
These are the facts; we cannot justifiably ignore the reverberations they send through the easy aphorisms of the last two stanzas. This poem is a great candidate to be one of the world's best and this analysis will unveil why it is so. Image: Robert Frost in c. There is simply a single path to be taken. Most interpretations are based on whether or not the poem is optimistic or pessimistic.