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The poem The Road Not Taken is popular for a good reason It has many different meanings all of which are fair interpretations My interpretation is that throughout life we are faced with many difficult decisions We should strive to be unique when making these decisions The reason I chose this poem is because this idea relates to me quite well I try to live in the manner Frost describes Taking the common path is not the best way to live and I think that Robert Frost is trying to tell us this in The Road Not Taken Frosts writing has many interesting characteristics These characteristics give his writing a unique style One of the characteristics is ambiguity Writing with ambiguity means that he writes in such a way that he leaves the poetry open to various interpretations This is certainly true here Besides my interpretations there are many others One could interpret the poem to saying that it doesnt really matter which road you take in life you will get there eventually Or it could be interpreted as saying that life is an open book and one can choose to be anything you want The decisions that we make will shape our future decisions There are many more different possible interpretations all of which are perfectly valid Frosts writing often revolves around or takes place in nature In this poem nature is the setting for the action Frost is generally very good at describing nature In this poem he uses descriptive words and phrases such as yellow grassy trodden wanting wear and trodden black I think that the reason that Frost puts the poem in nature is to show mans relationship to nature In this case the man is forced to make a decision about which road he will take just like he needs to make decisions about the roads he will take in his life In order to communicate ideas Frost uses
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