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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

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

Explan*****ion of Frost's imagery

Examples ***** *****, and the importance of nature

Imagery connotations

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

Textual evidence of this connection

***** of Frost's Symbolism

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

Examples of Frost's *****

Explanation ***** what Frost's symbolism st*****s for ***** symbols ***** building blocks of the larger allecory

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

***** Analysis

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


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