Poet Research Paper

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“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. The history behind this poem is Frost had spent 3 years in England with his close friend Edward Thomas which he was commonly considered as a war poet. They had many walks in the parks together in which they would converse. When Robert Frost returned to New Hampshire in 1915 he had sent Thomas a copy of “The Road Not Taken” and was supposed to be intended as a nice way of making fun of indecision. Being more specifically the indecision that Thomas had shown when they would have their walks together. But Robert Frost didn’t mean for this poem to be about Thomas just the theme of how the poem goes and the main idea of how decisions are made. The poem “The ...view middle of the document...

The Confusion is cleared up in the last 2 lines in the 2nd stanza and in the first 2 lines on the 3rd stanza. In where he says “Though as for that the passing there/ Had worn them really about the same/ And both that morning equally lay/ In leaves no step had trodden black.” In which he states that really time had worn them both about the same. Then also in the first 2 lines of the third stanza when he says that in that morning the leaves are “equally” laid; both roads were untrodden, meaning the surface has not been walked on.
To recap so far the poem starts with him running into a fork in the road in the yellow wood which means it could be autumn. He stands in the point in the divergent sometime and is also sorry that he can’t trouble them both. After looking down as far as his eye can see from both roads he finally chooses the second road. As mentioned “Oh, I kept the first for another day!” he looks at the first and takes the second claiming he will take the first road another day. His claim to taking the second road was because “it was grassy and wanted wear” but truly as he stated they are about the...

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