Robert Frost

Essay by gdumlerCollege, UndergraduateA+, July 2004

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Robert Frost

In this paper I will be reading and analyzing a couple of poems by author Robert Frost. Frost was a great American poet that lived from 1874 to 1963. I have chosen to write about The Road Not Taken, Fire and Ice, and Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. In The Road Not Taken, Frost is basically talking about how life is full of choices and there are both good choices and bad choices.

Many times in life the bad choices are easier to follow than the good. Just because everyone else has chosen to take a certain path it doesn't necessarily make it the right one. Choosing the road not can sometimes be much more difficult, but in the end you will realize that it was well worth the effort. Usually if and when you realize that you have taken the wrong path it is too late to reverse your decision.

Even if in hindsight you wish you took the other possibility. You will always wonder what could have been.

By the time that Frost wrote this poem he was forty-one years old I'm sure that had an effect on his perception of life and the choices that a person has to make on their journey. If he would have written this poem earlier in his life it probably would have been from the perspective of youth, which is usually filled with options. Most of Frost's poems are done is first person. The type of rhymes that Frost uses is one that I have not seen before it goes abaab, cdccd, and so on until the end of the poem. This entire poem consists of four stanzas being five lines each. The meter used in this poem is also consistent throughout the entire...