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Four stanzas characterize The Road Not Taken, each having five lines. The scheme of the rhyme in the poem is ABAAB. This means that the rhymes are masculine and strict, meaning that the speaker is in a dilemma to choose a path that is rarely used by people.
The poem the road not taken has received widespread recognition based on which it reflects dilemma when an individual has to make a choice in life. Based on the simple words used in The Road Not Taken the author employs (“I shall be telling this with a sigh / I took the one less travelled by”), scholars stipulate that the poem is easy to memorize without the reader really understanding it. In the case of the poem, the persona stipulates “the passing here/ Had won them really about the same.” Ideally, the two roads “that morning/ In leaves no step had trodden black.” This means that in the case of the two roads, one of them is less travelled. As such, it is inappropriate to ignore the after-effects prevalent based on the way in which they are portrayed in the poem, since the persona is unsure on the path in which he should follow. In this case, the speaker stipulates that “I took the less travelled by / And that has made all the difference.”
The major attraction evident in the poem is the archetypal dilemma, meaning that the narrator cannot make the right decision on the path to follow. The reader encounters it both figuratively and literally numerous times and in an instantaneous manner. The paths present in the folks and woods reflect deep-rooted and ancient metaphors for a lifeline. In this case, the persona stipulates that “The roads diverged in a yellow road / To where it bent in the undergrowth.” They reflect crisis and decisions that one has to make in life. The similar folks are a symbol for fate and free will. People are free to choose anything, but they are unaware of what lays ahead based on the choice they make. The speaker states, “hen took the other, as
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Ferlinghetti wrote this poem in response to the Beats, who were generally jaded and disenchanted with the world. In contrast, Ferlinghetti speaks of a kind of awe, a kind of speechlessness that strikes one when they witness art. A poet has to risk many things when writing a poem.
I feel as if the subject of the poem is waiting for death.
2(b) Alliteration gives the poem hard stops in the first line and rolling expectation in the second line. Imagery helps to bring these ideas out further since
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The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost,
The poem incorporates the use of metaphor and simile to bring a given meaning and/or set of points to the reader’s attention. This brief analysis will seek to analyze but one of these mechanisms and prove