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What is the setting for the poem "The Road Not Taken"? Answer having all points.

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freakyangel | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted June 24, 2008 at 9:06 PM via web

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What is the setting for the poem "The Road Not Taken"?

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reidalot | College Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted June 24, 2008 at 9:20 PM (Answer #1)

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The external setting for Frost's poem, "The Road Not Taken," is a yellow wood. The poet is, literally, gazing upon two paths in this wood: Both paths are grassy and worn... really worn about the same. However, the more complex setting is the internal setting of this poem, the poet's heart and mind. In that setting, the poet is thinking about choosing a path, making a decsion. It is this choice, represented by the path metaphor, that will make all the difference in the poet's life!

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