“The Road Not Taken” vs. “The Utterly Perfect Murder”. September 17, 2013. Warm-up. Write about a time when you had to make a tough decision. Why was it so hard? Did you have any regrets? What was the outcome? (5-9 sentences). Learning Target
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“The Road Not Taken” vs. “The Utterly Perfect Murder”
September 17, 2013
The Road Not Taken
How they Relate
In both texts the narrator/speaker chooses a clear path. Choosing that path made a big difference to both speakers. In “The Utterly Perfect Murder” the speaker gets to go home and live out the rest of his years andin the poem the speaker feels relief at finally choosing a direction to go in life.
“The Utterly Perfect Murder”
“Then swiftly, fleeing ahead of the dawn…back toward Now and Today for the rest of my life”
“The Road Not Taken”
“I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”