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John Allen Eng 102 Mrs Hultgren Robert Frosts three poems The Birches A Road Not taken and The Mending Wall are all works concerning nature and that appeal to the humans senses In these poems Frost draws the reader into a frame of mind portraying to the audience a unique way of seeing the world The author convincingly uses such elements as imagery and symbolsim to communicate and reveal ideas and messages The themes man vs himself fantasy vs reality and man vs man are exhibited in these poems The poem The Road not Taken displays the theme of man vs himself The speaker is faced with the decision of taking an easier walk in life or choosing a path less traveled In the poem the speaker takes the form of a young traveler The traveler seems young and adventurous and to traditionalists perhaps something of a rebel To choose the well-traveled way would be safer but the traveler would be denied the opportunity of forging a new way of leaving a mark An eagerness to experience change makes the thought of taking the less- traveled way attractive Frosts words paint the picture of a young hiker standing at a fork in the road The speaker stands for a long time pondering the options wishing there was no choice to make The man must decide whether to take the path not often passed over or the one that is infrequently traversed and so wanted wear line 8 The speaker states I looked down one as far as I could line 4 and notices that this road is beaten down from all the travelers The young man stands for a long time before deciding The speaker has no desire to follow the path of his predecessors He struggles with this decision If only both paths could be taken The man considers that maybe one path could be
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