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This review is about Pritchards view towards Frosts life his thinking and the connection with the poem The Road Not Taken Robert Frost read The Road Not Taken in front of Amherst College students on the invitation of Alexander Meiklejohn an educator and president of Amherst Meiklejohn in the effort of making Amherst into a place of essentially intellectual a place of mind a liberal college invite the poet to join the Amherst College faculty The president might have congratulated himself by taking the less traveled road and invited a poet whos lack of college degree into his faculty Pritchard then comments on the nature of Frost his wildness spirit and its unwillingness to be restrained within the formulas of the liberal college For Frost intellectual activity is something that all the fun is by being outside and by saying things that suggest formulae that wont formulatethat almost but dont quite formulate Prichard indicates that Frost is being subtle in his poem Not just subtle but so much so as to fool the casual person into thinking that what he said was obvious Pritchard analyze The Road Not Taken having the large moral meaning which is go as I did your own way take the road less traveled by and it will make all the difference But if one looks more closely the poet is insistent on admitting that the 2 roads were identical really about the same both roads equally lay It is as Pritchard said a matter of impulse on which road to choose The writer then claimed that the poet speak a different story in the last stanza which tells that with a sigh and ages and ages hence The poem The Road Not Taken was meant for Edward Thomas a friend of the poet and Frost was disappointed that Thomas failed to understand it as a poem about himself and insisted that Frost to be more direct with his poem so
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