The Road not taken . LO: to understand why the poem is relatable To see the use of literary techniques to help create setting . The Road Not Taken-Robert Frost .
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LO: to understand why the poem is relatable
To see the use of literary techniques to help create setting
The speaker made a choice, and took a path. In taking that path, he gave up his chance to take the other one. Metaphorically, this means that the speaker is reflecting on his life choices, and how they are going to affect his life. What could have happened if he made a different choice? What his life would have been like?More than anything in the text of the poem, this title hints that the poem is about lost opportunities, and the complexities of choices, not just choosing the path that is fresh and new.
In The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost uses imagery to really describe his surrounding."And both that morning equally layIn leaves no stop had trodden black.Oh, I kept the first for another day!"Robert Frost says that the leaves hadn't been trodden black and this puts an image in my head of a perfect layer of leaveson a forest floor or along a trail. It may put a different image in your head but the important thing is that it puts an image inyour head.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
What is the speaker in the poem doing?
What does the speaker encounter?
What decision does the speaker have to make in the poem?
Infer the season. How do you know?
Describe the conflict the speaker feels.
Why do people find this poem relatable?