Robert Frost- Relating To Life Experiences

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Robert Frost - Relating To Life Experiences

Robert Frost - Relating to Life Experiences The Road Not Taken, Mending Wall, Birches, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Robert Frost is remembered as one of the most popular and honored poets of the twentieth century. (Mertins- Frost) His popularity is partly due to his experiences and the universal themes that he uses to create his poems about relationships, nature, and the world. (Mertins- Frost) Frost's experiences in life help him to create the vivid scenes he sets within his poetry. Among the poems that relate to his own life experiences are " The Road Not Taken, Mending Wall, Birches, and Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." In "The Road Not Taken" Frost begins by describing the choice the narrator must make when the path he is traveling ends in a fork. The traveler decides to take the path that is less traveled, knowing that he may never return to see the other.

"The Road Not Taken" is a metaphor for the narrator's travels through life. He comes to a point in his journey where he must make a decision about the direction his life will take. One Path looks like it would be easy for him and the other would be more difficult. It could, perhaps be compared to choosing a career that would be less work, or a career that would be challenging. The narrator, of course, chooses the challenging one, and is obviously quite satisfied with his choice, for he says that it has "made all the difference." (Frost) Frost is suggesting to his readers that when faced with decisions in their lives, the road that seems the most challenging may often be the most rewarding. It is a lesson that should be taken...