The Road Not Taken. Everyone in the world has had to, or will have to face life changing decisions. You may feel you chose right, you may feel like you chose wrong, but the point is that you chose and that has lead you to where you are today. The choices you make in your past affect your future. You may want to go back and change the choices that you've made but you cant, and that is something you will have to learn to accept. “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost has been a very influential poem in the history of U.S. literature, as well as literature from around the world. Making life changing choices has always been a difficult ideal to face. Whether we are faced with the choice of going to college or choosing a career straight out of high school or a simple choice like what to eat for dinner. Choices round the way that we live our daily lives. Frost uses metaphor throughout this amazing poem to enhance his theme of making life choices and the outcomes they can produce. Frost tries to help his readers understand that no matter what choices you decide to take in life, it will lead you to the life you are currently living today. You may want to look back and think about how you could have chosen differently but there is no point because you cant go back in time. Be happy with the choices you make. The road splitting is a metaphor throughout the poem starting with the title. “The Road Not Taken” implies that there is a road taken and one not taken. Right from the very start of the poem you can tell this poem is about making a choice. From the very first lines, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, / And sorry I could not travel both” Frost sets the scene for the choices you must make in life by talking about the fork in the road that every reader must decide upon. The use of the wording “yellow wood” is also a metaphor for making decisions in the fall of your life. Making tougher choices when you are older. Although you may want to take both, or try and see what lies at the end, “And looked down one as far as I could” you cannot travel both, you must make a choice. This line in the poem is a metaphor for the future. You cannot see into the future to see where each choice would take you, so at some point, to move forward in your life, you must make a decision. You can only see down a path so far, this is a metaphor for only being able to see the consequences of our choices for a short time into the future. The speaker spends quite some time looking down both of the paths, but both of them seemed to be very similar. “Though as for that the passing there / Had worn them really about the same,” this statement is saying that the immediate consequences of this choice seem to be about the same, so it doesn't matter much which path you decide to take. If you think about a choice you have made in your past, say moving somewhere out of the blue, we aren't really sure why we did it, we just feel that decision could make us happy, so we take the plunge. This is what the speaker did. It is in these few lines of the poem that the speaker decides to randomly make a choice and go down one of the paths. This seemingly inconsequential decision is a metaphor for making a sudden decision, which we have all faced. Because our speaker had made such an seemingly inconsequential decision he wanted to come back and possibly take the other path someday. Going down the path, our speaker realizes that he may never be able to come back to this fork and chose the other path “Oh, I kept the first for another day! / Yet knowing how way leads on to way, / I doubted if I should ever come back.” These lines in the poem are a metaphor for a life changing decision. Although you may want to come back someday to take the other path, once you’ve made the decision to take this path, this life choice, you can never go back. This is a decision everyone in their life has to make throughout their entire life. Should I go to college or get a
“Success is Counted Sweetest” and “The Road Not Taken” are two significant poems
which have many message in common. The most important meaning is about unforeseen
victories. While the first poem reveals the melancholy life of Emily Dickinson, the second
poem displays the exemplary figure of Mr. Froster. Both poem also share a related theme
which expresses the poignant taste of the process one goes through to achieve a true
For the true experience of life, failures are unavoidable…
home, opened the door and exchanged words with three people. We strained to hear what they were saying. Three men then entered the room.
A man in a suit ordered my mother to pick up Lenny and give him to me. My mother started to scream. One of the policemen bent down and picked up my brother and handed him to me. My mother screamed and sobbed hysterically but the men took no notice, and forced my brothers and me into a car.
My mother ran out onto the road, fell on her knees and belted her fists…
symbolism is the word Faith, which is his wife’s name, and describes his love for her, along with his actual religious faith. Young Goodman Brown’s name is symbolic in itself; both of his youth and that he is a good religious man. Hawthorne’s use of symbolism throughout the story draws you in and paints vivid pictures of what Mr. Brown is seeing and experiencing.
The way the forest is described, it seems to take on life- like characteristics. To begin his journey “He had taken a dreary road, darkened by…
Life and Teachings of Christ II
Whole Word Life Christian University
April 15, 2012
A FAITH MOVE
Jesus and his disciples encountered a blind man as they headed to Jerusalem from Jericho. This blind man, begging on the side of the road, heard that Jesus of Nazareth and his disciples were near. With news having spread of many of Jesus’s miracles that had taken place in Nazareth, the blind man was desperate to reach Jesus at all…
Love on high
Love seems to be a subject everyone knows about. It is a word that can be used to define an emotion or evoke a feeling inside someone. Everyone has their take on love and how they would define it. As time has gone by, a new generation must take in what this word now means to them, a modern love. Growing up, I always thought of love as boy meets girl, boy loves girl, boy does anything for girl, and they live happily ever after. Oh how I was so wrong. Love is so complicated. It can…
Product Failure Analysis
MKTG 764 Segway PT
The Segway Pt is a two wheeled, self-balancing, battery powered electric vehicle that was set to revolutionize modern transportation. PT is an abbreviation for personal transporter and the name, Segway, is derived from the word segue, meaning smooth transportation. The inventor Dan Kamen, an entrepreneur from New Hampshire, was backed by the multi-million dollar investor Jimi Heselden. If only the Segway could have made a smooth transition into U.S. markets…
when there was two cauldrons of soup in the middle of the road with no one to guard it. “Two
lambs with hundreds of wolves lying in the wait for them. Two lambs without a shepherd, free
for the taking. But who would dare?” (59) DOn’t quote drop. What is the significance of the
quote? How does this relate back to the author’s purpose?
Hae you ever been so mad at someone that everytime you talk to them you questioned
them with anger or say their name with a raucous tone? Well, Elie has when the block started…
The colony I researched was India. Throughout India’s early history, many dynasties and empires rose and fell, meaning in control and not in control. After centuries of being ruled by many different groups, India was visited by a man. His name was Vasco de Gama, and he was a Portuguese explorer. In 1498. Many Europeans, including the French, Dutch and British continued until the 17th century. That’s when the British East India Company established itself in the country, setting events that resulted…
body parts * Names most common objects | * Recognize a familiar picture and know if it is upside down * Ask for items by name * Use two or three words together, such as “more milk” * Use words to converse with peers * Hand over toys or objects upon request * Verbalize toilet needs * Answers questions about a story * Recognizes family member names * Begins to sort by shapes and colors * Begins make-believe play |
Although the developmental milestones are a road map of how children…
in the Boer War in 1900 to 1902. The word “reconcentrados” was already used in 1896 when people were confined to concentration camps in Cuba.
The English word was taken over into German in the form “Konzentrationslager.” The first concentration camp opened in Oranienburg Germany in 1933 and operation began later that year. The Jewish people were not sent to camps simply for being Jewish until 1938. Camps also originated in Soviet Russia in 1935. The name of the first camp was Dachau and served…