Essay about Poetry and Robert Frost

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The Road Not Taken is a poem that is a metaphor about the time and consideration it takes a person to make a decision when. According to the biography of Robert Frost, Frost made decisions that changed his life completely. In The Road Not Taken, Frost uses the path as a metaphor for life in general.
Who is Robert Frost, and how does The Road Not Taken symbolize with his life? Frost was a simple man. He also made decisions that the ordinary person would not have made. Frost left Harvard University and spent ten years of his life on his farm in Massachusetts writing his poetry. He then went to England to get his poetry published. Frost took his time writing his poetry, he also used simple descriptive words to make his point, which in The Road Not Taken is about the process of making important decisions. Frost always said that he wrote, for the enjoyment of his reader, but also to teach them a lesson.
The Road Not Taken is a poem that is a metaphor about the time and consideration it takes a person to make a decision when. According to the biography of Robert Frost, Frost made decisions that changed his life completely. In The Road Not Taken, Frost uses the path as a metaphor for life in general. He says "Two roads diverge in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long there I stood." In these phrases, Frost is explaining that he is in a situation were he has to make a decision. This sentence explains to us how when put in a situation where we have to chose one thing or the other some of us spend time deliberating over which one would be the best decision. Robert Frost, at one point in his life, decided to quit Harvard University and go live on a farm with his wife so that he could concentrate more on his writing. While making this decision he must have deliberated on what would make him happy, and also what was best for him.

In the first stanza, Frost writes about being at a crossroads where he has to make a choice, which path was he going to take to continue on his journey? This situation happens to many of us in life. Everyday we are put in situations were we need to make a choices. Some of the decisions might be little things, but others might change our lives forever, and that is why we need to take our time thinking about what decision would be best for us, and how it could affect our lives. This stanza explains this idea very well, since Frost writes about how he is at that intersection for a long time trying to decide which path would be best.

In the second stanza Frost writes" Then took the other, as just as fair." In this line Frost is explaining how he took both paths and gave them the same amount of thought and concentration. In this stanza, Frost explains that one shouldn't look at his or her choices without careful thought, and that one must examine both choices equally and figure out the pros and cons of both.

In the third stanza, Frost states his decision. He writes, "And both that morning equally lay in leaves no step had trodden black." Here he…