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.