The Road Not Taken Tone

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Often there are times in one’s life that they are going to have to make a life altering decision. In Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” the speaker comes to a point in his life where he will have to make quite a big decision. Frost sets the scene of a traveler standing before two roads in the yellow wood both of the roads are equally wanted wear and look the same. So the speaker picks a road that he thinks is fairer and says he will come back and take the other road at some point in time. In the end, this is unlikely because the speaker knows he will not have time to do that so he claims that the road he took is the one less traveled by. In Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” the major theme is about making hard life choices, he illustrates this through his use of metaphors, tone, and symbolism. Frost’s uses metaphors to describe the significance of…show more content…
This is shown in lines 16 and 17 when the speaker says, “I shall be telling this with a sigh/ somewhere ages and ages hence:” The speaker knows that the decision he is going to make might not be the right one for him so he is going to look back on it years from now with a regretful sigh. The decision the speaker made does not make him happy so therefore he overhypes it by saying “I took the one less traveled by” (line 19). Although in lines 9 and 10 the speaker tells the reader that both paths are really about the same and there is not one that is better than the other, yet he contradicts himself by saying he takes the one less traveled by. We know that he is going to regret his decision so he decides to make one sound better than the other. He knows that as years pass he will look back with that regretful sigh and wonder or even wish he made the other decision. The speaker really had nothing to guide him on which decision would be better for his life so it was just the fact that one of these decisions was going to change his life for better or for
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