D- The diction in this poem is complimentary of theme. The author repeats diction such as “ road,” “less traveled,” “diverged,” and “travel.” The diction throughout alludes to the journey that the speaker must take. I- The imagery is thick in this poem. When the author speaks of the “roads diverged” and “trodden black” the imagery is visually apparent. The author uses this imagery to make the poem come to life in a sense. D- The details of the poem lend themselves to the journey. The author describes the journey with two roads. These details describe the role the speaker plays.
L- The language of this poem is more informal and is complimentary of the overall theme. It ties in with the diction such as; “road not taken” and “traveled” and in that they are both depicting a journey. S- The structure of the poem is crucial in theme development. The author uses compound sentences and rhyme scheme to add to the overall flow of the poem. In addition to this the poem is also broken up into numerous stanzas for increased flow and overall theme meaning.
T- The title of the poem would denote that the poem will have something to do with two roads. The two roads would denote a choice, a choice in which the speaker would have to make. P- The poem is essentially speaking of a choice. This choice is in the form of choosing a path to go down in life. This is apparent throughout the poem and finally a choice is made. C- The diction of this poem is complimentary of the theme in that the author repeats diction such as “road” and “travel.” The author uses symbolism throughout as well. The symbolism is apparent when the author speaks of the “roads” the two roads symbolize two different paths or choices that must be made.
A- The authors attitude toward the poem is somewhat reserved. The overall attitude of the poem correlates with the authors attitude. The choice the speaker is making is attaches the attitude. S- The most notable shift occurs when the author speaks of how he “took the other.” The path that the speaker took was the one less taken and he tells what is different about such a path. T- The title literally denotes a choice of two paths, The author essentially chooses the one less traveled. T- The theme of the poem is characterized by a choice. The theme is threaded throughout with the road less traveled.
D- The diction in this poem corresponds with title and theme. The author uses diction such as; “ fire,” “ ice,” “perish,” “destruction,” and “hate” to show the contrast between fire and ice or good and evil. This is a common theme. I- The imagery displayed in this poem is apparent. The author uses visual images such as “world ending in fire” and “destruction ice” to show the negative effects of both fire and ice. There is a compare and contrast element with both. D- The details of this poem are plentiful. The details lend themselves to the contrast of fire and ice. The descriptions of both fire and ice are wonderfully contrasting.
L- The language of this poem holds an informal tone. The language of the poem is complimentary of theme in that the author constantly speaks of fire and ice and how they may perish the speaker. The author speaks of “desire” and “destruction” for contrast as well. S- The structure of the poem is important in overall theme. The author uses drawn out sentences and rhyme scheme for flow. The poems short nine lines also adds to the overall theme.
T- The title of the poem would seem to denote that the poem will have something to do with fire and ice. Seemingly the poem will also have something to do with the contrast of fire and ice. P- The poem essentially speaks of the contrast between fire and ice. The author conveys the “destruction” of both through description and comparison. This comparison is apparent throughout. C- The diction of the poem is complimentary of theme. The author displays the contrast of fire and ice. The symbolism is telling of the contrast. The author uses elements to compare evils.
A- The attitude of the poem is one of matter- of- fact acceptance. The attitude throughout makes it seem as though humans move between “hate” and “desire.” The attitude is important with theme. S- The most notable shift occurs when the speaker says he/she “knows enough of hate.” The entire poem contrasts fire and ice. When the speaker compares both he/she comes to the conclusion that both would perish just the same. T- The title contrasts fire and ice and essentially shows that both would perish just the same. T- The theme is a connection to the destruction of something. The contrast conveys the struggle of both fire and ice.
D- The diction in this poem is spiritual and symbolic. The author uses diction such as; “ holy room,” “love,” “saints,” “Lord,” “soul.” “thorns and crown,” and “sermon” to show the spiritual aspect of the poem. The spiritual connection is important in theme. I- The imagery in this poem is apparent. The imagery is especially apparent when the author speaks of “holy room,” “flat maps,” “thorns and crown,” and “Lord throws down.” The images evoked are crucial. D- The details of the poem are important. The author describes the feelings in spiritual terms. The details of this poem are incredibly spiritual.
L- The language of the poem is more formal in terms of allusion and diction. The author uses spiritual language such as; “Lord” and “holy room” in order to provide the spiritual element. The language is important when it comes to theme development. S- The structure of the poem is of great importance. The author uses compound sentences to provide to flow. The overall flow is also affected by the rhyme scheme and several stanzas.
T- The title of the poem seems to denote that the poem will have a spiritual connection. In addition to this spiritual connection the title denotes that the poem will have both positive and negative connotations. P- The poem is essentially about the spiritual connection of man to the Lord. The poem brings about the human qualities of man and the amazing spiritual qualities of the Lord. The poem is a testament of sorts. C- The diction in this poem is telling of the spiritual connection. The author uses spiritual allusions to personify this. The symbolism of this poem is thick when the author speaks of the elements of The Lord and Adam.
A- The attitude of this poem is a positive view of the connection between The Lord and man. The overall attitude holds a positive connotation. The attitude is crucial in development. S- The most notable shift occurs when the speaker alludes to his/her “home.” The speaker’s tone is less searching until the shift. The speaker then concludes that his/her home is in the Lord. T- The title literally denotes that the poem is about a spiritual connection. This connection is between man and God. The title denotes spirituality. T- The overall theme is spiritual. The author’s approach to theme holds a positive connotation with the spiritual connection.