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Robert Frost



Highlights the keypoints from my research paper.

Highlights the keypoints from my research paper.



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  • 1.  
  • 2. 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 just as fair; And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that 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 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- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost
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    • Are beautifully written and composed
    • Have a plethora of layered meanings
    • Can be enjoyed by virtually anyone, regardless of cognitive development stage
  • 4.
    • How Frost’s poems are interpreted by readers in different stages of Piaget’s cognitive development:
      • Concrete Operational
      • Formal
      • Post formal
  • 5.
    • Children between ages 7 and 11
    • Gain better understanding of mental operations
    • Begin thinking logically about concrete events
    • Have difficulty understanding abstract or hypothetical concepts
  • 6.
    • A child in this stage would likely see only the two roads, the woods, and the traveler
    • Not likely to see anything beyond the traveler standing at a fork in the road where one road is well-traveled and the other is not
    • Likely to think the traveler is simply trying to make up his mind
  • 7.
    • Follows concrete stage
    • Developing ability to think about abstract concepts
    • Children begin to think about consequences of actions and/or events
  • 8.
    • An individual in this stage would likely perceive the traveler the same someone in the concrete operational stage, but…
    • Perhaps see that the roads represent two different paths in life or different choices that could be made.
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    • Follows Formal stage
    • Postformal thought involves working with and organizing multiple contradictory formal logical systems
    • This logical “superorganization” occurs within a specific context at a specific time
  • 10.
    • A person in the postformal stage could see themselves as the traveler
    • Imagine themselves on the less traveled road and picture all the previous travelers, and perhaps wonder what thoughts may have been in their minds as they traveled the same road
    • Wonder what lies ahead on the road and to what destination(s) it leads
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    • Question their decision
    • Wonder what their life would be like if they had taken the other road
    • See themselves as a child (in the concrete operational stage) and also as a formal-thinking person and know how they would have responded at that time in their life had they been presented with the same choice
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