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The Road Not Taken is perhaps one of Robert Frosts most famous poems This poem deals with the choices you have to make in life Whether its what to wear in the morning or what to do with your life everyone makes choices When you look at this poem carefully you realize Robert Frost is choosing much more than what road to walk down He is making a lifelong decisionOne of the reasons I am drawn to this poem is the imagery A forest is a very quiet place that suits this poem well Being in a forest alone is soothing and a good place to think Also many people can relate to being in a wooded area and they can create a mental picture of it From the beginning when he said Two roads diverged in a yellow wood I could picture being in a yellow forest and seeing a fork in the path The visual images he presents in this poem help the reader to see and feel what he is writing about The way the poem is presented on paper is important because it helps to create visual images This poem has four stanzas with five lines in each stanza Within each stanza the first third and fourth lines rhyme Also the second and fifth lines rhyme This makes the poem consistent Consistency is good in a poem like this one because it makes the reader feel more at ease When you read each stanza you pause after each one because there is a break in what you are reading After each stanza a different mental picture is created This helps the reader to better understand the poem In a poem each stanza is like a paragraph presenting a new idea in each one The content of this poem goes much deeper than someone walking in the woods and trying to decide which road to walk down Robert Frost is not just
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