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Sample Outline And Thesis Statement With Poem Evaluation

Introduction—impact of Robert Frost as a poet and this poem on literature and culture

Thesis Statement: Through the use of imagery and symbolism, Frost's poem, "The Road Not Taken" serves ***** an allegory of every young person's choices at the beginning of adulthood

Explanation of Frost's *****

Examples of imagery, and the importance of nature

Imagery connotations

Connection between ***** imagery's implications and a the proposed *****

Textual evidence of this connection

Explanation of Frost's Symbolism

***** of how ***** ***** works with his imagery

Examples of Frost's symbolism

Explanation ***** what Frost's symbolism stands for ***** symbols as building blocks of ***** larger allecory

Conclusion: Frost's imagery and symbolism working together to create an allegory of ***** young person's choice at the beginning ***** *****

Poem Analysis

***** ***** ***** poem, The Road Not *****, ***** author *****s a combination of imagery *****d sound ***** create verses that both glorify nature and explain the nature of humankind's indecision. At the beginning ***** the poem, Frost's narrator is in a contemplative mood, faced ***** the decision of which oath to take. Frost uses nature imagery, not*****g the "yellow" wood ***** ***** "grassy" path to allow further ***** contemplation for the reader as both paths were "just as fair" (Frost 1, 6, 8). But by the end of ***** *****, the ***** has made a decision to choose a specific path in this beautiful wood, "the one less traveled by" (Frost 19), and has had a signific*****nt change ***** mood. He is now content and grateful for h***** decision, remarking, "and t*****at ***** made all the difference" (Frost 20). The body ***** ***** poem, therefore, allows readers insight into the narrators mind as he or she makes this decision, as he or she realizes that ***** moment will never again return. Readers are made to feel that they are actually with the narrat***** as he or she makes his decision ***** the rhyme scheme of the *****, which is abaab f***** most lines, and periodic **********, ***** techniques that quickly carry the reader from verse to verse. Finally, at the end of the poem, ***** the reader and ***** narra*****r understand the symbolism in ***** *****, that the fork in the road is a symbol for a major life ***** and the road ***** traveled by is ***** less popular and most orig*****al decision, the one that will make "all the difference" in each person's live (Frost 20). Thus, Frost ***** nature symbolism and ***** to introduce an allegory of a ***** decision in a person's life ***** the complexities ***** mak*****g that decision, while recommending that ***** take "the road less traveled *****" (*****


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