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Topic=Journey (Speech) 'the Road Not Taken' By R. Frost And 'the Storm Is Over' By R. Kelly Analysed Aswell As Compared And Contrasted In Relation To Journey

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JOURNEY ..."Two roads diverged into a yellow wood." Many easily recognize this famous line by Robert Frost as a symbol of journey. "Sometimes when I'm standin' It seems like I walked for miles." Not so easily recognized but just as meaningful, this verse by R. Kelly from the song 'The Storm is Over Now' also represents journey.According to the Colliers Dictionary, journey is defined as a distance traveled or that can be traveled. However, this is only the logical meaning of the term. Metaphorically, journey can be many things such as a decision or choice, an emotional experience or hurdle that has been overcome, triumphed or completed.In 'The Road Not Taken' Frost writes of an individual ...view middle of the document...

Just as people are different, so are the journeys they choose to acquire. In addition, it is obvious that the journey this person has taken upon is not yet complete.'The Strom is Now Over' focuses more on the difficulties, hardships and outcomes you may face during a journey rather than decision making like 'The Road Not Taken'. It tends to tell a story about a persons journey from half way to the end, i.e. from when they reached their low, to when they got back on their high. However, 'The Road Not Taken' portrays the very beginning of ones journey and all their contradicting thoughts towards which path they should choose to pave the way for their journey.Nonetheless, there are similarities between these two materials. Besides just relating to journey, they have similar endings and techniques. I quote the last two lines of the poem Road Not Taken, "I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." This tells us, apart from the obvious of traveling the road not taken, that the journey the character chose made all the difference in their life. Apart from showing a small amount of regret and remorse in the line "I shall be telling this with a sigh" the overall outcome of his life journey seems one of success and happiness.'The Strom is Over Now' shares a similar ending to that of 'The Road Not Taken' in the way that they are both happy and satisfied. Furthermore, they have both completed their journey. "The storm is over and I can see the sunshine somewhere beyond the clouds. I can feel Heaven, Heaven is over me." As...

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