The Road Not Taken (Robert Frost) This poem consists of four stanzas, every five lines in length has a traditional rhyme scheme of ABAAB which helps keep the lines tight, whilst the use of enjambment (where one line runs into the next with no punctuation) keeps the sense flowing. Rhyme Scheme : ababa Symbolism : Two roads that represent two or more choices in our life Anaphora (the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses) : “and” repeated at the beginning of lines 2, 3 and 4 Alliteration : Wanted wear - “w” sound is repeating First For - “f” sound is repeating Though, that - “th” sound is repeating The poet, while travelling on foot in the woods, comes across a junction where his path diverges into two roads, and he has to choose one of them. Now the poet is in dilemma which road he should take to continue his journey. He stands there for a long time looking at one of the roads. He finds this road as a beaten track (the route frequently
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