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History[ edit ] Frost spent the years to in England, where among his acquaintances was the writer Edward Thomas. Thomas and Frost became close friends and took many walks together.
Thomas took the poem seriously and personally, and it may have been significant in Thomas' decision to enlist in World War I. Thomas was killed two years later in the Battle of Arras.
It reads naturally or conversationally, and begins as a kind of photographic depiction of a quiet moment in woods.
It consists of four stanzas of 5 lines each. The meter is basically iambic tetrameterwith each line having four two-syllable feet.
Though in almost every line, in different positions, an iamb is replaced with an anapest. The variation of the rhythm gives naturalness, a feeling of thought occurring spontaneously, and it also affects the reader's sense of expectation.
Some have said that it is one of his most misunderstood poems, claiming that it is not simply a poem that champions the idea of "following your own path", but that the poem, they suggest, expresses some irony regarding that idea. In Frost's words, Thomas was "a person who, whichever road he went, would be sorry he didn't go the other".In this essay we'll take a brief look at the fascinating musical period between and , where two important periods overlap and morph: the Baroque and the Classical.
The article “The Road Not Yet Traveled” by Bud Miller/Zen Motorcyclist was originally published on the “RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel” magazine website on 7/31/ “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” -The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost.
When I started blogging for RoadRUNNER five years ago or.
Robert Frost and "The Road Not Taken" "The Road Not Taken" is an ambiguous poem that allows the reader to think about choices in life, whether to go with the mainstream or go it alone. In Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken," the speaker is confronted with two roads in a yellow wood.
Yellow leaves would represent autumn. We know the speaker is torn between the two roads.
See also the pages. The poetry of Seamus Heaney: flawed success Seamus Heaney: ethical depth? His responses to the British army during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, bullfighting, the Colosseum, 'pests,' 9/11, IRA punishment, the starving or hungry, the hunger strikers in Northern Ireland.
thoughts on “ The End of the Road ” AlexM.
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