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The Road Not Taken and Take Me As I Am

            "The Road Not Taken" and "Take Me As I Am".
             In the poem, "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, individualism is set in the reader's minds. "Take Me As I Am" by Mary J. Blige is a song that also has individualism presented. Both pieces symbolize the freedom of an individual to choose the path they want. The result of which way is correct can only be decided on oneself. No matter what the choice is, one should make the best out of it.
             "The Road Not Taken" summarizes that the speaker is standing in front of two roads and they split. Both of the roads were equally walked on. He chooses a path and decides to take the other one another day but he doubts that he will have the chance to come back because he does not know what he will encounter. He took the road less traveled by and it changed his life.
             "Take Me As I Am" talks about the writer who has experienced the good and the bad but she has no regrets. She stays strong if people try to put her down. When she is older, she became wiser and she does not need anyone to tell her what to do and say. She is confident in herself and she can only be herself and no one else. She wants everyone to take her as her or nothing at all. .
             In "The Road Not Taken," the speaker is having a hard time making a decision about which path he should take. In the first stanza of the poem, he is faced with two roads that leads to different directions and stops to think about which path he should choose. It relates to everyone in a way that we have to make decisions in life that could end up good or bad and they are not always easy. The first verse of "Take Me As I Am," the writer describes that she has been through up and down and has no regrets. She accepts the past and there is a reason for everything. They are similar that no matter which road you choose, you have to choose the one that best suits you.

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