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Road Not Taken Essay

  • Submitted by: gimmiemyessay
  • on January 24, 2013
  • Category: Arts and Music
  • Length: 595 words

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Title question:
  1) The poems title could be about the choice the speaker did not make.

  1) (of a road, route, or line) Separate from another route, esp. a main one, and go in a different direction.
  2) A dense growth of s shrubs and other plants, esp. under trees in woodland.
  3) Have on one's body or a part of one's body as clothing, decoration, protection, or for some other purpose.
  4) Set one's foot down on top of.
  5) As a consequence; for this reason.
  6) A long, deep, audible exhalation expressing sadness, relief, tiredness, or a similar feeling.
  1) Two roads diverged in a yellow wood.
  2) The speaker is sorry about not being able to travel both paths.
  3) The second road had the better claim “because it was grassy and wanted wear.”
  4) The speaker kept the path he did not take for another day.
  5) The speaker took the second path because it had been less traveled.
  6) The speaker will be telling which path he took, the less traveled path.
Figurative language:
  1) The two different paths symbolize choices.
  2)   An example of verbal irony is when the speaker says “I shall be telling this with a sigh…and that has made all the difference.”
  3) An example of imagery is “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood."
  4)   An example of alliteration is “because it was grassy and wanted wear.”
  5)   An example of personification is “because it was grassy and wanted wear.”
Discussion questions:
  1) In the poem “The Road Not Taken,” the speaker is presented with two choices, one which might have “perhaps the better claim because it was grassy and wanted wear,” meaning that it was less traveled. Yet, the speaker says that “both that morning equally lay,” meaning that they were both the same at one point. The speaker took the road “less traveled by,” meaning he choose which path best suited him and not what the popular path was.
  2) The difficulty with making a decision,...

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