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Robert Frosts The Road Not Taken shows the uncertainty as to which road of life a person should choose It raises the question of whether it is better to choose a road on which many have traveled or to choose the road less traveled and explore it for yourself In Frosts poem The Road Not Taken his theme is about how the choices one makes affects his or her life In this poem the tone diction and the setting help to illustrate the struggle one goes through in their lifetime on choosing the right path In the first line of the first stanza Frost says Two roads diverged in a yellow wood which is seemingly a very important part of the poem This line is a metaphor in which Frost uses the woods to represent life Using this as an image helps the reader to have a better understanding for the complex problem the speaker is facing If you were standing at the edge of a forest you would not be able to clearly see what was ahead of you because it would be obstructed by trees and branches Life is like those woods because no one can clearly see or predict what will happen in the future The only hope that one has is to choose a path that will lead to good fortune and happiness Another interesting part of this line is how he describes the woods as yellow The use of the color Yellow helps to describe the uncertainty of the speaker and implies that he may be scared to even choose a path Evidently he does not want to choose the wrong road and mess up the rest of his life I believe that as he stands before these two roads he is very confused and scared as to which road to pick All he can do is look as far down each of the roads as possible and hope
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