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The Road Not Taken
Group 8
 Yosua Kristian Hadi 081214066
 Ika Tyas Intani 101214110
 Vinsensius Wicaksana 121214142
 Richard Devara 1212...
Robert Frost
Biography
 Robert Lee Frost was an American poet. He is highly
regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and hi...
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yelow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one travele...
THE PURPOSE AND THE KIND OF THE POEM
 The purpose of this poem is:
to tell us about a person whose trying to make a
decis...
Figurative Language
Word Denotation Connotation
Road
diverged
A long, narrow stretch with a
smoothed or paved surface, mad...
Cont.
 Imagery in this poem : (visual imagery)
Two images show the season of autumn:
„a yellow wood…
„lay in leaves…‟
The...
Cont.
 The entire poem is a metaphor for making a
decision.
“…I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages
and ages...
Symbol
 The two roads symbolize that the writer faces two
choices and it is hard to choose one of them.
 Yellow wood sym...
Sound Patterns
 The rhyme is
abaab abaab abaab abaab
Two roads diverged in a yelow wood
And sorry I could not travel both...
Cont.
 Alliteration
Note the two ‘L’ sounds in this quote:
„lay in leaves‟.
This sound helps to emphasise the amount of f...
Paraphrase
There is a traveler who travelled on a long road. He
walks along the road. After he meets two diverged
roads. I...
References
 http://learn.lexiconic.net/elementsofpoetry.htm
 http://www.skoool.ie/skoool/examcentre_sc.asp?id
=1251
 ht...
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  1. 1. The Road Not Taken
  2. 2. Group 8  Yosua Kristian Hadi 081214066  Ika Tyas Intani 101214110  Vinsensius Wicaksana 121214142  Richard Devara 121214126  Hilarya Sintya 121214134
  3. 3. Robert Frost
  4. 4. Biography  Robert Lee Frost was an American poet. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech.  Born: March 26, 1874, San Francisco  Died: January 29, 1963, Boston  Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, United States Poet Laureate, More  Children: Lesley Frost Ballantine, Irma Frost, Carol Frost, Marjorie Frost, Elliot Frost, Elinor Bettina Frost  Education: Dartmouth College, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Bates College, Harvard University
  5. 5. The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yelow 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 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
  6. 6. THE PURPOSE AND THE KIND OF THE POEM  The purpose of this poem is: to tell us about a person whose trying to make a decision of two choices in the life. It presents emotions for us to share. He (Frost) wants to share his experience when he faces a difficult choice in his life. He wants to tell us that we have to be brave in choosing choices and take the consequence in every decision. Because sometimes, we will loose the opportunity for the other choice.  The kind of this poem is a lyric poem.
  7. 7. Figurative Language Word Denotation Connotation Road diverged A long, narrow stretch with a smoothed or paved surface, made for traveling by motor vehicle, carriage. Choices Yellow Wood An expanse of trees. Yellow fallen leaves Difference An instance or point of unlikeness or dissimilarity Changed life Passing Going by or past Traveller A person or thing that travels. Human being
  8. 8. Cont.  Imagery in this poem : (visual imagery) Two images show the season of autumn: „a yellow wood… „lay in leaves…‟ There are five images of nature: „a yellow wood… the undergrowth… it was grassy … lay in leaves … in a wood …‟
  9. 9. Cont.  The entire poem is a metaphor for making a decision. “…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…”
  10. 10. Symbol  The two roads symbolize that the writer faces two choices and it is hard to choose one of them.  Yellow wood symbolize an autumn. The setting of this poem is in autumn.  To where it bent in undergrowth : it makes the other path seems a far harder and risky path and a far less ideal or inviting path to choose  It was grassy and wanted wear : it shows that the other path is easier and more ideal to choose.
  11. 11. Sound Patterns  The rhyme is abaab abaab abaab abaab Two roads diverged in a yelow 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 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
  12. 12. Cont.  Alliteration Note the two ‘L’ sounds in this quote: „lay in leaves‟. This sound helps to emphasise the amount of fallen leaves in the wood. Note the two ‘w’ sounds in this quote: „wanted wear‟. This sound helps to emphasise the smoothness of the fallen leaves in the wood.  Assonance Note fourteen various ‘o’ vowels in the first stanza. In particular note the four ‘o’ vowels in the first line: „Two roads diverged in a yellow wood‟. Assonance creates a musical effect.
  13. 13. Paraphrase There is a traveler who travelled on a long road. He walks along the road. After he meets two diverged roads. In our daily life, two diverged road means two choices of life. Both of the roads may be a good choice, but only one of them can reach our destination. We can reflect to our life, two ways are two choices of life. We should make a good decision by choosing the best way. We also have to be brave in making the decision in order to choose the best choice. Even the choice is not the favorite one.
  14. 14. References  http://learn.lexiconic.net/elementsofpoetry.htm  http://www.skoool.ie/skoool/examcentre_sc.asp?id =1251  http://ta.thet.net:16080/~Chapin/WebPage/Studen tWebPages/SethWebPage/LiteraryElements.html  http://www.google.com/search?sclient=psy- ab&q=robert+frost&btnG=
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