In the poem - 'The Road Not Taken', the roads are similar to our life. The poet says that the path that we didn't choose in our life is 'the road not taken'. He describes his aspect of that choice that he had taken in the past. The path which we have chosen decides our future, our goal.
The poem is about making choices in life and the decisions that shape our future. Many alternatives are provided when you have to make a choice, but only in the future, we will come to know whether you choose the correct path or not. After making a choice we cannot undo them. We cannot start all over again. Taking the right decisions and making the correct choice is very important in life.
1. Rhyme Scheme: abaab
2. Symbolism: Two roads which represent two or more choices in our life.
3. Anaphora: ‘and’ repeated at the beginning of lines \(2\), \(3\) and \(4\).
4. Alliteration: Wanted Wear ‘w’ sound is repeating, ‘first for’ – ‘f’ sound is repeating, ‘though, that’- ‘th’ sound is repeating.
5. Repetition: ‘Ages’ is repeated. ‘Two roads diverged in a wood’- this sentence is repeated in stanzas \(1\) and \(4\).