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  • Parable Of The Cave And Road Not Taken - 1,300 words
    Parable Of The Cave And Road Not Taken Taking the High Road "The unexamined life is not worth living," In The Apology, Socrates relates that the most important goal in life is the improvement of the soul. We should search others, our environment, and ourselves so that we may come to a better understanding of the world. The Parable of the Cave tells of the journey that Socrates was trying to relate, in that each person is faced with different realities as we travel to try and reach "the intellectual world." This journey of enlightenment draws close parallels to another piece of literature by Robert Frost. In his poem "The Road Not Taken," he describes how he felt as he came upon the fork in t ...
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  • Road Not Taken - 344 words
    Road Not Taken The title of a poem often reflects the author's theme. In his poem "The Road Not Taken" Frost's theme is about choices. He had two roads to chose from and wonders what would have happened had he taken the other road. His title reflects this. The first three lines, "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, / And sorry I could not travel both /And be one traveler, long I stood", tell us the narrator must choose between two roads he finds equally appealing. It is apparent the narrator has a difficult choice to make and is carefully considering his options. The fact that he is sorry he cannot travel, or choose, both paves the way for regret or wonderment. After the choice of roads is ...
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  • Road Not Taken By Frost - 261 words
    Road Not Taken By Frost The poem "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost is about the choices that one makes in life. It tells about a man who comes to a fork in the road he traveling upon, he feel sorry that he can not travel both paths as one person so he must choose one. Frost uses this fork in the road to represent a point in the mans life where he has to choose which direction in life he will travel. As he thinks about his decision he looks down one path as far as he can see. This action shows that he is trying to fore see what life will be like if he walks that path. He then gazes at the other trail and decides the out come of going down that path would be just as nice. At this point he c ...
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  • Road Not Taken By Frost - 798 words
    Road Not Taken By Frost The poem "The Road Not Taken" is about the one thing that every living human being will and does encounter, multiple times through out life, it is the miracle of being able to choose. With that choice we must also face the fact that we can never go back and explore the other road not taken. Some choices are easier to choose while other takes some contemplating and time to resolve. But when it is all said and done and we have made our choice, there is still the road we didnt choose and often times we wonder about the road not taken. In the first stanza is a place where two roads diverged which represents the encounter of having to choose from two paths a direction that ...
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  • Robert Frosts The Road Not Taken - 939 words
    Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken The word decision is defined by Webster's Dictionary as, the act of deciding, or judgement. People have to make decisions in their lives all the time. One of the largest decisions is what to do after high school. This decision is certainly going to take you in one direction of another. And the places where your decisions would take you can differ greatly. Similarly, The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost uses symbolism to demonstrate that everyone is a traveler who chooses the road to follow on his or her journey in life. Each reader comes away with a slightly different meaning from the poem; their human condition will probably dictate the context in which they ...
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  • The Road Not Taken - 1,379 words
    The Road Not Taken The Road Not Taken in the Choices of Life 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. (Frost 1-5) On the surface, Robert Frosts poem is a story about a walk on a wooded road, but it had deeper meaning to him and how he feels about the road. Also, the poem has a universal meaning about life and the choices it presents. Further, the poem is magnificently written in Frosts own created rhyme style. Lastly, a sigh might just be a sigh to some, but in this piece it means much more to Frost. Frosts 1916 poem The Road Not Taken is an example of how Fro ...
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  • The Road Not Taken - 710 words
    The Road Not Taken Who Needs Directions? In his poem The Road Not Taken Frost's theme is about how the choices one makes affect life. When we come to a fork in the road, a decision needs to be made. Both paths are different and choosing the right one if there is a right one will depend on where we have been. Each choice that we make plays out differently in our lives. We can look back and wonder what would have happened if we choose differently. But that is outweighed in what we would have missed. Each choice affects who we are, where we are going, and moreover our lives. The persona had two roads to chose from and wonders what would have happened had he taken the other road. Frosts title ...
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  • The Road Not Taken An Analysis - 802 words
    The Road Not Taken - an analysis Title: The Road Not Taken - an analysis "Do not follow where the path may lead... Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Robert Frost Everyone is a traveler, choosing the roads to follow on the map of their continuous journey, life. There is never a straight path that leaves one with but a sole direction in which to head. Regardless of the original message that Robert Frost had intended to convey, his poem, "The Road Not Taken", has left its readers with many different interpretations. It is ones past, present and the attitude with which he looks upon his future that determines the shade of the light that he will see the poem in. In any case h ...
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  • The Road Not Taken In The Choices Of Life - 1,176 words
    The Road Not Taken in the Choices of Life I shall be telling this with a sign Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I Took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. (Frost 751) The narrator of this last stanza of The Road Not Taken is Edward Thomas, eluding that the choice he has just made may be the wrong, or the right; but only time will tell. On the surface, Robert Frosts poem is a story about a walk on a wooded road, but it had deeper meaning to him and how he feels about the road. Also, the poem has a universal meaning about life and the choices it presents to you. Further, the poem is magnificently written in the typical rhyming Frost s ...
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  • American Themes - 591 words
    American Themes American Theme-Individualism Literary works reflect the main ideas of the American mind. An American theme that is seen in various works of literature is individuality. Individuality is expressed in three different literary works from Frost, Chopin, and Paine. These works of literature aid us in developing an open mind about what the American people should expect in society. Following others doesnt guide us in any way because it does not allow for us to express our innermost feelings. Throughout these three works, individualism is expressed in various ways. Although all three works do illustrate the idea of individualism, Paine seems to approach it in a different way. Robert ...
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  • Frost, Robert - 1,211 words
    Frost, Robert Robert Frost, perhaps the greatest American poet of the twentieth century, has brought himself great recognition. Many critics have tried to find a faulty side to his writing, but they have had a difficult time because his writing romanticizes the rural simplicity that he loved while probing into the mysteries of the universe (Estep 2). Three areas of criticism covered are: a speaker's decision in choosing, a poem broken down into three sections, and Frost's use of metaphors and style in his writing. Born in San Francisco, but raised in New England, many of Robert Frost's poems are representations of his experiences in the northeastern parts of America. He was unsuccessful in c ...
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  • Individualism - 937 words
    Individualism Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken, James Baldwin's Sonny's Blues, and Zalman King's In God's Hands, share a common theme of individualism. Every society has certain values and generally accepted ways of living that are considered normal. These principles are what keep societies organized and orderly. Conforming to these principles, however, is not necessarily the road to happiness for every individual. The main character, Shane, in In God's Hands, Sonny, in Sonny's Blues, and the speaker in The Road Not Taken, all choose not to live by what is considered normal, or popular, and are able to find happiness by living as individuals. Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken is a poem abou ...
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  • Major American Writers - 1,333 words
    Major American Writers The honored title of "Major American Writer" tends to be ambiguous and ill defined in part because each individual reader holds preconceived notions about what characteristics a writer should possess to be classified as a major author. Every work an author creates combines with the others to form a body of material on which the writer is judged. This class on Major American Writers studied five authors with completely different genres, writing styles, and general appeal. The choice for these particular authors was based on criteria unique to the instructor. Since every reader requires different characteristics, this paper will outline my specific criteria for a Major A ...
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  • Ozone Layer Solid Research - 4,597 words
    ... ne hole is firmly established to be halogen chemistry....There is not a full accounting of the observed downward trend in global ozone . Plausible mechanisms include heterogeneous chemistry on sulfate aerosols [which convert reservoir chlorine to active chlorine - R.P.] and the transport of chemically perturbed polar air to middle latitudes. Although other mechanisms cannot be ruled out, those involving the catalytic destruction of ozone by chlorine and bromine appear to be largely responsible for the ozone loss and are the only ones for which direct evidence exists . (emphases mine - RP) The Executive Summary of the subsequent 1994 scientific assessment (available on the Web at http:/ ...
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  • Poems By Robert Frosts - 818 words
    Poems By Robert Frosts Robert Frost is an American poet who drew his images from the New England countryside and his language from the New England speech. His poetry was mainly about the life of the rural New Englander. Frosts focus was on everyday subject matters. A lot of his poems were concerned with how people interact with their environment, and the beauty of nature. I will be analyzing some of Frosts poems including After Apple-Picking, An Old Mans Winter Night, The Road Not Taken, Acquainted with the Night and discussing the themes apparent in each. After Apple-Picking describes how after a hard day of picking apples the speaker dreams of the activity but in his dreams these activitie ...
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  • Robert Frost - 682 words
    Robert Frost There are probably three things that account for Robert Frost's poetry. In his poems, he uses familiar subjects, like nature, people doing everyday things and simple language to express his thought. His poems may be easy to read, but not necessarily easy to understand. Almost all of Frost's poems are hiding a secret message. He easily can say two things at the same time. For example, in "The Road Not Taken", Frost talks about being a traveler, but the hidden message is about decisions in life. In lines 19 and 20, he expresses that he did the right thing, by choosing to go down the path that made the difference. Also, in "Birches", lines 48-59, it shows that the poem is about bei ...
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  • Robert Frost And Emily Dickinson - 1,528 words
    Robert Frost And Emily Dickinson There are two poets that make up a unique American poetic voice, Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson. Regardless of their different lifes and poetic style, they still had a great impact on American poetry. Robert Frost Robert Frost led a productive life that spanned 89 years. Frost was born in San Francisco in 1874. He moved to New England at the age of eleven and became interested in reading and writing poetry during his high school years in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He was enrolled at Dartmouth College in 1892, and later at Harvard, but never earned a formal degree. Frost drifted through a string of occupations after leaving school, working as a teacher, cobble ...
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  • Robert Frost Poems - 1,036 words
    Robert Frost Poems From the later 1800s (1874) to the middle 1900s (1963), Robert Frost gave the world a window to view the world through poetry. From "A Boys Will" to "Mountain Interval," he has explored many different aspects of writing. Giving us poems that define hope and happiness to poems of pure morbid characteristics; all of Robert Frosts poems explain the nature of living. But why does Frost take two totally different views in his poems? Is it because of his basic temperament or could it be that his attitude towards life changed in his later years? Throughout the life of Robert Frost, many different kinds of struggles where manifested in his life that hampered his every thought. Som ...
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  • Robert Frost: - 1,641 words
    Robert Frost: His Life and His Poems Have you ever read a poem that deals with a broad aspect of life? Robert Frost wrote about this in his poem. "The Road Not Taken." Frost uses descriptions of nature in a New England setting to open the readers eyes to the endless possibilities of what would have happened if they did something different. Through analysis of the poem and its critiques, one can understand what kind of poet and person Frost is. Robert Frost was born on March 26, 1874. His parents were Isabel Moodie and William Prescott Frost, Jr. His father drank and gambled a lot, which upset the whole family. In 1875, he became the city editor of the San Francisco Daily Evening Post. On Jun ...
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  • Stopping By Woods - 607 words
    Stopping By Woods The visible sign of the poet's preoccupation--the word is not too strong--is the recurrent image, particularly in his earlier work, of dark woods and trees, Often, as in the lyric with which we have begun, the world of the woods..., a world offering perfect quiet and solitude, exists side by side with the realization that there is also another world, a world of people and social obligations. Both worlds have claims on the poet. He stops by woods on this darkest evening of the year to watch them fill up with snow, and lingers so long that his little horse shakes his harness bells to ask if there is some mistake. The poet is put in mind of the promises he has to keep, of the ...
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