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  • ENGLISHENGLISH HOMEWORK
  • Two roads diverged in a yellow wood and sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth.
  • • Then took the other, as just as fair, and having perhaps the better claim because it was grassy and wanted wear; though as for that, the passing there had worn them really about the same,
  • And both that morning equally lay in leaves no feet had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back.
  • I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference
  • Meaning:Meaning: The literal meaning of this poem byThe literal meaning of this poem by Robert Frost is pretty obvious. ARobert Frost is pretty obvious. A traveler comes to a fork in the road andtraveler comes to a fork in the road and needs to decide which way to go toneeds to decide which way to go to continue his journey. After much mentalcontinue his journey. After much mental debate, the traveler picks the roaddebate, the traveler picks the road "less traveled by.""less traveled by." The figurative meaning is not too hiddenThe figurative meaning is not too hidden either. The poem describes the tougheither. The poem describes the tough choices people make when traveling thechoices people make when traveling the road of life. The words "sorry" androad of life. The words "sorry" and "sigh" make the tone of poem somewhat"sigh" make the tone of poem somewhat gloomy. The traveler regrets leaves thegloomy. The traveler regrets leaves the possibilities of the road not chosenpossibilities of the road not chosen behind. He realizes he probably won'tbehind. He realizes he probably won't pass this way again.pass this way again.
  • Robert Frost’sRobert Frost’s BACKGROUND
  • Robert Lee Frost • An American poet. • He was honored with Pulitzer prizes.
  • Date of Birth • Born on March 26, 1874. • He was born in San Francisco.
  • Date of Death • He died on January 29, 1963 in Boston • He was buried in Old Binnington Cemetery in Boston.
  • Frost’s Works • Some of Robert Frost’s famous poems were: – A Boy’s Will – A Witness Tree – A Further Range – A Masque of Mercy – Selected Letters – North of Boston
  • The Road Not Taken Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubled if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this wit a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost
  • Literary Devices Metaphor The poem revolves around the metaphor comparing the decisions we make on the journey of life to a fork in the road. Just as we must decide which road to take when travelling in order to arrive at a location, we must make decisions in life that will greatly impact our destination. The speaker is a “traveller” on the road of life who wishes that he could go both directions and avoid making a decision.
  • Symbolism 1. “Yellow” - The yellow coloring of the woods is representative of the light, hope, and promise that the speaker is standing before. His future is bright and stretches before him. Though both paths are equally lit, he must choose only one. 2. “Woods” - The poem is set in the woods because we get an image of a quiet, deserted place where the speaker is left alone to decide. There are no road signs or people to stop and ask for directions. Similarly, there are no signs in life designed to help people choose their path.
  • Symbolism 3. “Roads” - The roads are symbolic of the paths we take in life. Every road leads to a specific place and the nature of one’s destination depends entirely on the decisions that are made. We don’t just arrive at a location; we make a series of choices that lead us there. 4. “Morning” - The morning represents a new beginning and the endless possibilities the day ahead has to offer. Frost sets the poem in the morning to reveal that the speaker is in the early years of his life and his future is spread out before him.
  • PREPARED BY: GROUP V -Francis Anthony Roque -Alexis Geraldo -Noriel Lagmay -Heaven Bonifacio -Arlene Nunez -Jaymie Reyes -Shiela Duran
  • REFERENCES: • By Dylan Vaughn http://www.slideshare.net/brendaclee 3/robert-frost-presentation-559357