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speechFrost His poems can be interpreted through many levels of perception A person who is not an expert in interpreting symbolism can still enjoy Frosts poetry for simple pleasure An experienced reader can enjoy the deeper meaning and symbolism contained in the verse Since Frosts poems have layers all readers can enjoy them in their own way One of Frosts most popular poems The Road Not Taken is full but go in opposite directions This is symbolic of a choice or turning point in someones life The decision could have positive or negative effects on the rest of ones life The title of the poem The Road Not Taken is ironic because Frost describes the paths as identical so one should not be able to decide less traveled after he started down it Frost is expressing that many times in life until we reach the end of the path it is difficult to tell whether or not it was a wise decision Frosts poem An Old Mans Winter Night describes an old man dying in New England alone In the title An Old Mans Winter Night is on the loneliness he feels as he is separated from all human contact Frost uses the dying fire as a symbol to his fading life As the night goes on the fire dims and the old man grows closer to death He knows that eventually the darkness will swallow him up The old man protects himself by turning away what frightens him instead of bringing close what comforts him The poem never states that the man is lonely only that he feels at a loss He is alone not only because no one is with him but also because there will be no one to remember him after he dies His home is spoken of as a fortress against hostile forces but is also his eternal prison The old man and the house are symbolic of
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