Day 1

Robert Frost: Poems Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    Describe the literal choice that the speaker of "The Road Not Taken" makes.

    The speaker is walking along a path in the woods, and the path splits and goes off into two different directions. Literally, the speaker has the choice between the two different directions. One path may be a little bit more worn than the other, but, really, both paths have been worn down about the same amount. After choosing one of the roads, the narrator tells himself that he will come back to this fork one day in order to try the other road. However, he realizes that it is unlikely that he will ever have the opportunity to come back to this specific point in time because his choice...

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