i'm going to teach my students this famous poem by robert frost, but i'm still not so sure how to start. so could any of you provide me with some ideas, such as the analysis,interpretation,the rhymes or any ideas that might be helpful. Many thanks!
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Where's the poem?
here is the poem:

The road not taken
Robert frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
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Maybe, you could start by asking them if they find this poem beautiful.
Re: Where's the poem?
Posted: 10-11-2003 11:01 PM
here is the poem:

The road not taken
Robert frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

I would simply ask them what they understand of it? What can they simbolise? What the two ways could mean? What did the poet choose? Why does he say Sorry I could not travel both? Why is its title The road not taken? Ask them to give examples of choices we have to make it life. Tell the to choose the most beaitiful line in ther view.
What difference has it made, Peter? I'd really like to know. Do you mind if I use this poem? I would also ask students what roads they would themselves take and what they might expect to find as they travel along each of them? Would you agree with me, Peter?
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Maj, a poem's interpretation is very much personal. Every poem is personal.
This is what I am supposed to tell students, then? I thought it might be a good experience to be able to talk to the poet and see the poem through his eyes. In this case, you are the poet, Peter.
I would also like to tell you that I have my own interpretation of the poem and I would like to contrast it with yours if you don't mind.
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