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The Road Not Taken. Originally Published in 1916. By: Emma Anderson and Gianna Paden. Written by Robert Frost Originally published in 1916 in Mountain Interval We recommend this poem be kept because it is a classic poem full of poetic devices, figurative language, and sound devices.

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the road not taken

The Road Not Taken

Originally Published in 1916

By: Emma Anderson and Gianna Paden

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Written by Robert Frost
  • Originally published in 1916 in Mountain Interval

We recommend this poem be kept because it is a classic poem full of poetic devices, figurative language, and sound devices.

rhyme scheme
Rhyme Scheme
  • The rhyme scheme of this poem is ABAAB

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,(A)

       And sorry I could not travel both (B)

      And be one traveler, long I stood (A)

       And looked down one as far as I could(A)

       To where it bent in the undergrowth” (B)

rhythm
Rhythm

Then took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim,

The rhythm of this poem is iambic tetrameter. Each line consists of nine syllables and four feet. The first three feet are iambs, whereas the last foot is an anapest.

poetic devices
Poetic Devices
  • Frost’s detailed descriptions of the woods create a clear picture that every reader can visualize.
  • Examples of imagery:

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood…”

“…Because it was grassy and wanted wear…”

“…In leaves no step had trodden black…”

figurative language
Figurative Language
  • The entire poem is a metaphor for making a decision.

“…I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference…”

sound devices
Sound Devices
  • Repetition is clearly displayed in the first stanza of this poem.

“…And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could…”

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Sound Devices cont.
  • Alliteration is used to make this poem sound more fluent.

“…Because it was grassy and wanted wear;…”

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Sound Devices cont.
  • Parallelism gives the poem a form of unity within itself.

First stanza: “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,…”

Second stanza: “…Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—”

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Sound Devices cont.
  • Consonance is used to add depth to the words in the poem.

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,…”

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Sound Devices cont.
  • Assonance is used to add differentiation to each word with the same vowel sound.

“…And that has made all the difference.”

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Clearly, the poem ‘The Road Not Taken’ should be kept in the new textbook due to its universal appeal, as well as its full content of poetic devices, figurative language, and sound devices.