The Road Not Taken and Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.
Robert Frost has the ability to easily connect with his readers through poetry. He uses .
familiar subjects, like nature, normal people in everyday lives and simple words to express his .
thoughts. The two poems, The Road Not Taken and Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening , .
are similar yet different. Both suggest decisions or choices one must make in life. Although .
Frost's poems are easy to read, sometimes they are not as easy to understand. He puts hidden .
messages in all his poems. It is up to the reader to interpret the true meaning of the poem through .
their own experience. .
Since diction plays an important role in poetry, one can see that Frost loves the use of .
rhyming schemes. The Road Not Taken ends with "exact or perfect rhymes- ( 730), ABAAB, .
CDCCD, EFEEF, GHGGH. The consistent meter makes the poem fun and easy to read, like a .
childish song. Rhyming also helps one to remember the poem more easily than others. Frost has .
a fondness for the iambic tetrameter. These techniques strongly contribute to the success of .
Robert Frost's poems. .
In The Road Not Taken, Frost talks about being a traveler, which is an image of the .
decisions one must make in life. It brings up the question of whether to follow a road that .
many travel or whether to follow a road few travel. Frost's voice and scenery help demonstrate .
the battle one goes through choosing the way of life, not knowing if it's right or wrong. "Two .
roads diverged in a yellow wood- (719), starts the poem off with an important view. The yellow .
stands for being naveté, not necessarily being young. Strong feelings of remorse are present .
before any choice is made, "And sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler - (719). It is .
impossible to travel down every path in life and the repercussions are devastating if the wrong .
decision is made. In an effort to make a decision, the traveler "looked down one as far as I .