An analysis of Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken". Teacher asked for us to pick a poem and defend why it is the most interesting or thought-provoking.

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The Road Not taken

This poem, written by Robert Frost, was the most interesting, thought-provoking, dramatic, and most appealing piece of poetry read in class. Most poetry analysts think that Frost tends to restrict himself to New England scenes, but his rich language adds thought and depth to each and every poem. At first glance it might appear that Frost writes the kind of romantic poetry often associated with 1800 American and English writers because of his parallelism between nature and people. The romantic poets of this era believed that people and nature could live in harmony. Adversely Frost felt that the purposes of people and nature are never the same and so their actions could never equal (Costello).

This poem is a first person narrative tale of a monumental moment in the speaker's life. In this poem Frost is considered the speaker. Frost once again presents the classic conlfict of the decision between the common easy path and the exceptional challenging path.

The fork in the road represents the speaker's encounter of having to choose from two paths a direction that will affect the rest of his life. Frost symbolizes the abundance of options in life into the diverging of the two paths in this poem. By looking down each path as far as possible the speaker shows mans want to know which path is better by looking as far down the path as possible. At the end of the poem the speaker said that, "I took the one less traveled by, And that has made

all the difference" shows how man can opt to go the common route that is often the more reliable choice and have a common life, or he can undergo the less common route, which is unknown and usually much more difficult, and...