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    • 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
      • Are beautifully written and composed
      • Have a plethora of layered meanings
      • Can be enjoyed by virtually anyone, regardless of cognitive development stage
      • How Frost’s poems are interpreted by readers in different stages of Piaget’s cognitive development:
        • Concrete Operational
        • Formal
        • Post formal
      • 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
      • 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
      • Follows concrete stage
      • Developing ability to think about abstract concepts
      • Children begin to think about consequences of actions and/or events
      • 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.
      • 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
      • 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
      • 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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