As a first read through, the poem may boil down to a simple message, but avid Frost readers know that there is more than what meets the eye. You can still find my old scansion at the bottom of the post. The poem itself may be a reflection of a past time that the poet had once, on one level or another, endured And in that respect, and only in that respect, their scansion is wrong. This makes the line tetrameter and makes the final rhyme a perfect rhyme. Symbolism and imagery are used effectively to reinforce the theme throughout the poem
When a man approaches a fork in the road on which he is traveling, he must choose which path to take. I see both these seasons as times of new beginnings. Whichever road is taken will be final and will determine the direction that their life takes. The image of the road helps readers to visualize the road providing a navigation route to the traveler. His poetry does not have the comforting harmonies of a lullaby. As the speaker looks back he finds how significant his choice was in shaping his life
The fact that it was written in first person form helped me to conclude that it was probably about the author. He tells himself that he will take the other road another day, although he knows it is unlikely that he will have the opportunity to do so I think, at best, one might make an argument for the following: If one is going to put the emphasis on one, choosing to ignore the metrical pattern which one can do , then it seems arbitrary to insist on reading traveler as a three syllable word. This poem stated that the author "took the one road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference" so the author is telling the reader that we too should not be afraid to take another path. The author must simply create a completely impartial narrator, devoid of sex, status, or age.
The poem opens up with the narrator encountering a point in the woods that has a trail diverge into two separate paths According to Thompson, Frost assumes the mask of his friend, taking his voice and his posture, including the un-Frostian sounding line, "I shall be telling this with a sigh," to poke fun at Thomas's vacillations; Frost ever after, according t You can still find my old scansion at the bottom of the post. A dactyllic reading is a stretch. Some of the other themes include, not following the crowd, trying new things, and standing for something.
It tells about making choices leading to the right path. Thematically, the poem argues that no matter how small a decision is, that decision will affect a person's life forever In addition, one cannot go back and change the choices that one makes had made later in life. In this poem, Robert Frost uses title, imagery, and theme to complicate and lead the reader to unknowingly misunderstand the poem.
Even his final resting place, with the statement, "I had a lover's quarrel with the world," is a testament to Frost's irascible manner. Frost puts the emphasis on trav-eler and so does the meter.
Feet or units in poetry contain stressed and unstressed syllables, as in the iambic da-Dum. Frost wrote about a traveler who had to chose between two roads. The speaker of the poem finds himself standing in front of two roads diverging in a wood. One of the biggest themes is not being afraid to take a chance. The choice that this person makes can affect him forever.