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The Road Not Taken

By: Robert Frost

 

 

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 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.

 

Choosing the Right Path

Choose Wisely

 

One choice can change everything. The crossroad of choosing between paths can change more than just direction. Choosing a path can bring regret or joy, and the only thing that decides is you. In “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, there is a choice between two paths.

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.

In life there you come across choices that can be trivial or very important. This poem brings these everyday decisions into a scene of walking in the woods. The choice of one path, as described in the poem, represents an important choice. Later it states, “And it has made all of the difference,” which is saying that a little choice goes a long way. Even a little choice can change everything for better or for worse. The poem does a nice job of showing how the choices we make can have much more widespread effects than we might expect. There are choices in life that can change more than you think. Even a little choice can change everything for better or for worse.

 

The Road Not Taken Reflection:

I chose this poem for the WW Fenn speaking contest because I feel like is relates to real life. The poem depicts a decision  between two paths, and at the end it says that the choice made a great difference. I feel like this is a lot like real life because we always have to make decisions. Some decisions are small and cause no ripples in the overall scheme of things, but some can change the outcome of your life. I thing that poems should always be connected to something in real life, and this poem definitely is.

Comments

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Jacob hershenow

I really enjoyed your work here. Your choice of peom was smart and it had significant meaning. Though you could have gone a little slower your iMovie was still constructed expertly and the music suits the poem perfectly. Very good job!

Charles Hood

Wow, your pictures and recitation blew me away! They just fit so perfectly together in euphony and harmony. Similarly, you reflection was spotless and really gave me insight to the true meaning of this poem. Well done!

Jacoby Garber

Awesome job Evren. Although 3 people did this poem you still did an awesome job. I thought that it was very brave of you to preform your poem last Friday. I really liked your images.

Jake Fahey

Great Job! With your poem it has a more relaxing vibe to it and you mastered that with your tone and the pauses that you put in between lines. Your iMovie was amazing, your images showed what was happening in each stanza. Well done!

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