Fork in the Road

 The Road Not Taken

By: Robert Frost

“Had worn them really about the same, and both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black (10-13).

Robert Frost conveys a message in his poems through the use of poetic devices.  The poem “The Road Not Taken” illuminates Frost’s writing style.  The poem illustrates a dilemma where one has to pick between similar paths.  This decision symbolizes the values of picking either the easier or harder path in life.  Difficulty of the path depicts both the negative and positive characterizations a person possesses.  The strength of ones’ decision-making skills is dictated by the choices they make.  In this case Frost creates a situation where little differences in the choices distinguish the type of ambition and mindset one has, “worn them really about the same, and both that morning equally lay
In leaves”.  Life presents moments when one has to choose the type of journey they will take, which conveys their mental and physical strength.  Frost portrays a scenario that can easily be related to in order to attract the reader to the poem’s deeper meaning.

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2 Responses to Fork in the Road

  1. jillianhaywood says:

    Peter’s third sentence captures the main idea that Frost is trying to convey in this poem.

  2. beans11 says:

    The fifth sentence not only continues an analysis of the poet and poem, but also serves as a universal lesson to be learned.

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