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The Road Not Taken eNotes Teaching Guide

by eNotes

  • Release Date: October 09, 2019
  • Subjects: Language Arts and Literature
  • Age Levels: Grade 10, Grade 7, Grade 8, and Grade 9
  • Pages: 12
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This guide highlights some of the most salient aspects of the text before you begin teaching Robert Frost's “The Road Not Taken.” Whether it’s your first or hundredth time, “The Road Not Taken” has been a mainstay of English classrooms for generations. While it has its challenging spots—subtle irony and ambiguous meanings—teaching this poem to your class will be rewarding for you and your students. Studying “The Road Not Taken” will give them unique insight into literary movements during WWI, Robert Frost’s life and poetic style, and themes surrounding choice, regret, and indecision. 


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